I remember when I was growing up I was part of the environmental team.
I felt so special and important being part of this team, especially when it came to gardening time. We would go out, weed the school garden, help plant new plants and start to take care of the things that grew. It was a great experience and one that seems to be less common today then back in my day. Take a look at why school gardens really matter:
“We have the compost!” a chorus of voices declares as kids pile bags of the week’s frozen food scraps into our rickety wheelbarrow. “Can I carry the rakes?” asks another, shuffling through a pile of tools next to the classroom bookshelves. Soon, a dozen middle schoolers from Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering in New York City’s south Harlem toting handfuls of garden equipment squeeze into the elevator, excitedly debating who will push the wheelbarrow up each block.
Did you have a school garden growing up? What about your kids now?