Tully Elementary STEM Garden
Our garden was designed with the students in mind. It has a front area with four beds for planting vegetables, fruits and herbs. We have grown plants from pumpkins to basil to tomatoes. The students were able to grow ingredients for a salad and enjoyed trying radishes. We also have fruit trees and an area for desert plants. The most popular section of the garden is the area with plants that attracts butterflies. One of our preschool classes has enjoyed learning about seeds, growing corn and picking the beans that they planted. Our school had a day where families came and helped weed the garden and were able to take home squash, pumpkins and tomatoes. I have seen the parents and the students looking at the garden together and talking about what they are seeing in the garden. Our goal is to get more involvement from the families and community. We would also like to expand as much as possible with teaching in the classroom with composting, solar ovens, and nutrition.
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