Bryson Elementary: The Habitat Garden

The garden is not a sterile environment, somewhere we impose our will; it is a habitat. It teems with insects, birds flying about and micro-organisms busy breaking down organic matter in the soil.

Even fifth graders are not immune to squealing when they see a roly poly or an insect they have never seen before–see above. The garden is full of unexpected wonder, one that children, in particular, can enjoy.