In the spring of 2014, our dream of a Robert’s Learning Garden was realized. Since that time, our students have been engaged in caretaking and classroom experiences with our Roberts Learning Garden. Students have planted and harvested tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow beans, Swiss chard, green peppers, sweet potatoes, and white eggplants as well as various herbs and flowers. Both students and staff have enjoyed special dishes made from items harvested from our garden.
Our students have also examined seeds from the marigolds, dried herbs in the classrooms, dissected the plants to learn about plant parts, and used microscopes to compare and contrast plant cells using the specimens from the garden. Both students and staff have enjoyed special dishes made from items harvested from our garden. In the upcoming year we will look for new and exciting ways to incorporate activities in the Learning Garden into our STEM initiative.