These kids don’t need to go to the grocery store to get fresh produce; they can get it from their school garden! As part of our youth service learning program, we have partnered with Sherman elementary to add to their Health and Wellness program, as well as Life Science program. The goal is to provide expanded learning opportunities outside of the classroom to enhance academic achievement. Sherman Elementary has a garden that serves as both an outdoor classroom and a source for delicious foods. The garden was created to have an engaging science-based activity that students of all ages could be a part of. Students are now able to learn about nutrition, agriculture and cooking in a hands-on experience that couldn’t otherwise be done in a traditional classroom setting. This program also strives to provide students with the leadership tools to help better their communities.
Since the implementation of this program, the garden has been thriving. Cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots have grown and are now ready to eat. As the start of a new school year nears, students will be able to see that their hard work has created a blooming garden. Keep checking our website for more updates on our youth service learning program!