Bush Third Graders Plant Community Garden

Bush Elementary School third grade students received a hands-on lesson about where food actually comes from, and, developed their green thumb by helping to plant a school garden.

Students in Amy Anderson, Hope Hill, Mary Neumann-Ceminilli and Barb Senn’s classes planted: cabbage, carrots, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, squash, tomato, watermelon and zucchini. The teachers decided to plant the garden to involve students and teachers in a community event.  They also wanted to teach students to make healthy eating choices. Students learned to prep the garden beds, remove the topsoil layer, and used garden tools to overturn the soil. They also painted and decorated rocks to place in the garden bed.

Eventually, the garden will harvest vegetables and fruit for Bush students, staff and community to enjoy.

posted on 07/10/2014 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, Spotlight, Staff, Students