GARDEN SAVIORS (Grades 1-3)
WEDNESDAYS | 2:40-3:40pm
Location: Meet instructor at room 117, then to Driscoll Garden (near the gaga pit)
Instructor: Victor Kusmin, Driscoll dad of Zara(3Z) and Zippy(2G)
Help save your Driscoll School garden program. Proceeds from this class tuition will support the development of additional programming in the garden. Students will roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty as they feed the soil, sow the seeds, and nurture the web of life in the garden. They will learn about gardening and environmental science. They will measure and record as they observe schoolyard ecology. They will create signage, art, and engineered solutions for the garden. They will learn about site mapping and drawing to scale as they design their own concepts for the garden and outdoor classroom. Mostly they will play with soil, plants, and other garden inhabitants. If we have time, we may squeeze in: trying vegetables we think we don’t like, cooking the harvest, learning about the the origins of domesticated crops, and gorilla gardening as civic action. Through all these activities (establishing a connection to the garden, investing in its growth, participating in its design), the students will be contributing to the development of the garden into a hands-on outdoor classroom the entire school community will utilize and be proud of.
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Class size limited to 8 students.