At the end of June, Ms. Scharf’s class is ready to harvest the crop the planted back in April: radishes, green beans & lettuce.
In between their curriculum assignments, class trips, projects, and homework, Ms. Scharf’s class made time to come to the Bear’s garden, almost weekly, to tend their vegetable plot, observe and draw garden life their notebooks, and revel in nature.
PS 38’s plot bloomed to full life during the two months of our collaboration which allowed the children to observe the changes in the seeds they planted way back in April.
The children excitedly pulled out radishes, picked green beans and gathered lettuce to take back and share at school.
It was gratifying to see how excited and engaged Ms. Scharf’s class was in this gardening collaboration. A collaboration that helped, a little, to show where our food comes from and how we can have a hand in growing it.
And showed a lot how community gardens can grow our next generation of gardeners!