Ever wondered about those garden beds in the front yard?
Since 2017, HandS has funded and run a “Garden Project” in the school. With a dozen beds, workshops in the class and the garden, and volunteer maintenance of the garden over the summer, it’s a big undertaking.
Over the course of the year teachers and their students learn to grow seedlings, plant and harvest, close the beds for the winter and open them in the spring. They can also participate in workshops on pollinators, preparing and preserving foods, and so much more.
In the summer, Roslyn families have an opportunity to “adopt” a garden bed, caring for the vegetables and maybe planting a few of their own. If you’d like to get your hands dirty, please let us know!
Why do we do it?
We believe that getting kids outside, teaching them about the growing cycle, the importance of pollinators, where their food comes from, and getting them engaged in the process, is invaluable. It’s also a great lesson in resilience; things don’t always go as planned, and that’s ok – we can always adapt. This is a prime example of how HandS can work with our dedicated and enthusiastic teachers to enrich the school experience.
The Garden can always use help! If you’re not afraid of a little dirt, please contact our garden project coordinator: (click the button or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)