Daily, they not only manage the garden, but some of the many things they learn are: propagation techniques, plant nutrition requirements, composting techniques, greenhouse management, irrigation techniques, and floral and horticulture plant identification. They learn by doing and serving, or experiential learning. From harvesting vegetables for their teachers and families to teaching community members how to garden, this group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are no everyday team.
She teaches this class in one of her seven periods each day, but during these 45 minutes, they do more good than most can comprehend.
They are positive change makers, environmental leaders, peer teachers, and are learning science in the most extraordinary ways.