Stoddard School Champions School Garden

Originally Posted at Vision 2020; By Laura White, James Faulkner Elementary

At James Faulkner Elementary School in Stoddard, our vision states that we see students “working on real projects.”  One way we work to incorporate this into the day-to-day life of the school is through our school garden.  A garden provides numerous opportunities for academic integration at all grade levels, whether it is calculating the volume of a raised bed, making change at the dismissal-time farm stand, reading recipes in order to cook our home-grown produce or learning about the prepositions “above” and “below” while studying the parts of the potato plant.