“We’ve taken so many field trips that are far away, but we’ve never visited the garden in our own backyard,” said Lynsey. “Previously, we’ve written postcards or thank you letters after we visit. For this assignment, I asked them to write news articles because they are longer form and in a different voice.”
The students used Google docs to type their news articles. The following blog post is a compilation of their writings.
All the veggies and fruit in the garden will be eaten by the people at Stanbridge when the food is ready to harvest. There are lemons, snow peas, tomatoes, potatoes, and flowers. OD
Planting some wildflowers will help attract bees. Bees are a important because bees help spread pollen. The more wildflowers there are, the more bees come to help the garden grow. KU
Our garden makes its own compost! We have a bin where all we do is take our food scraps and let worms eat them. It’s easy. This way we don’t have to pay for any of our soil, and it’s also excellent for growing plants. NB
I would also like to tell you, my reader, about the water for the garden. First thing that happens is the rainwater gets caught in the gutters on the roof into flows down a pipe that empties into a water tank which is connected to a hose. HW
This garden isn’t just used for plants; the students built memorials for two kids who passed away. I can’t imagine a better place for these memorials. They are the most beautiful memorials I’ve ever seen. I can tell the students put so much effort into them. Thank you Aaron for honoring Stanbridge students who have passed away. BB
Even if the garden is small, it will contribute to the school and the world if we contribute to the garden! LM