Roosevelt ESP garden classes discuss community change

This week’s rain brought Roosevelt ESP garden lessons inside the classroom. Instead of students exploring and working outdoors, vegetables and herbs were brought to the students inside the classroom to touch, smell, and taste. The lesson in Ms Russom’s class was geared towards the idea of gardens in a community and how they can benefit a community physically, socially, and economically. Students engaged in discussion about how a garden can help build community and set foundations for the future. The garden at Roosevelt ESP is a great way for students to enact change in their community, a principle of the school’s mission.

A radish brought to class is a good example of a healthy vegetable that is quick and easy to grow.

A radish brought to class is a good example of a healthy vegetable that is quick and easy to grow.

In the garden, ESP students think (and act!) green on a weekly basis.

In the garden, ESP students think (and act!) green on a weekly basis.

 

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