How Does Your Garden Grow?
This year, Next Generation is excited that we have really stepped up our work with students in the outdoors, especially in school gardens. This is in complete alignment with our strategic plan priorities, and with many our funder’s interests as well! Students at St. Marks, Edna Maguire, Laurel Dell, and soon Davidson Middle School have been having a blast and getting dirty while learning about organic gardening and growing their own food. This has been tied into bigger sustainability concepts including global warming, food and agriculture, pollution, and transportation. This week, second graders at Edna Maguire worked with Rebecca, our program director, to begin building a giant snake with cob, a natural building material made out of clay, sand, straw, and water. The clay was even from their own schoolyard… talk about sustainable – not to mention fun!