Washington Students Work on School Garden Over Summer Months

Washington Middle School students, Emma Westley, Aliya Graham, Taisha Correa and Erika Amidon used part of their summer break to work in the school garden. The students met every Wednesday with one of the garden club advisors, Jennifer Cronin, Andy Scalise, and Deb Szwejbka, to weed, water, and harvest produce that was ripe and ready to eat.  The students have picked numerous tomatoes, herbs, peppers, cucumbers, and beans and were thrilled to be able to bring home edibles produced by their hard work.

“Plant life is part of the fifth grade science curriculum, so the garden is a natural real life connection to what is studied in the classroom,” said Mrs. Szwejbka. “Seeds were planted in small pots using classroom greenhouses, then transplanted into the garden in late May. Tending to the flower/herb beds, and the larger vegetable garden has been a exciting experience for students building responsibility, as well as putting their academic knowledge into practice.”

posted on 08/27/2015 - filed under: Academics, Clubs, Middle School, Spotlight, Students