Growing a generation of green thumbs
The Demonstration School views the garden as a place for play and inquiry where children of all ages can learn, explore and even develop socially and emotionally. It also a place to expose children to growing their own vegetables, then harvesting the vegetables, and bringing them to the kitchen to prepare nutritious meals. To ensure the garden’s success, ten Demonstration School parents, one from each classroom, volunteered to be part of a new gardening committee that will create activities that will support the School’s garden. Their first project was the replanting of the garden for the new school year, an event that was attended by 20 families. The next task for the gardening committee is to create a plan for the garden’s sustainability.