501 Kildaire Road
With support from staff, faculty, and parents, students at the Mary Scroggs Elementary School Student Garden enjoy an enchanted place where they can enhance their learning of sustainable gardening through a seed-to-sow experience. Once in fall, and again in spring, students are presented with a hands-on learning opportunity as they amend the soil, plant the seeds, cultivate the crops, and harvest a bounty of delicious and nutritious organically grown fruits and vegetables. Each classroom has a dedicated area for planting that is tied into their science, math, language arts, and visual arts curriculum. In addition, there’s a plot dedicated to native plants and butterflies, and several plots are available for the Scroggs 50-member Garden Club. Students even tend a space for Pazzo, a local Southern Village restaurant, which contributes a percentage of their pizza sales in exchange for the herbs and vegetables. When you visit this garden you’ll see what a dedicated group of parent volunteers can do to enrich the lives of the students at Scroggs and in doing so, create a model for other schools to adopt.
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