Building Our School Garden

We had a terrific turnout on Saturday, April 29th for our Earth Day Event where members of our GISW community, including school leadership, teachers, administrative staff, parents, students, and friends, volunteered their time and hard work to help construct two new raised garden beds behind the elementary school.  The 8’ x 12’ cedar garden beds with deer fencing and irrigation system are part of the new school garden project being funded by the 60th Legacy Campaign.  The project aims not only to enhance our school’s Green Space but also to connect our students with their natural environment and expose them to the joys of gardening.  Students will have the opportunity to learn to how to grow and care for different vegetables and herbs as part of the curriculum as well as the after-school programs.   

In addition to many hours of hard work performed by volunteers in building the raised garden beds, planting vegetable and herbs, and weeding the pollinator garden, folks enjoyed a variety of fun activities to celebrate Earth Day.  Attendees had the opportunity to make seed balls with native pollinator seeds, paint rocks for the garden, and play a variety of games organized by students from the Fuf4Future AG.   

Special thanks go out to all our staff, students, and volunteers who organized and helped with the event as well as the FRIENDS and SEBR who provided participants with a fabulous lunch!  Also, to all who contributed to the Green Space of the 60th Legacy Campaign, who made this project possible. Please come visit the new garden located directly behind the elementary school and see what our kids are growing!  If you are interested in further supporting projects in the Green Space, please consider making an online donation to the 60th Legacy Campaign, which will run through the end of June 2023.

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