The CLCS Gardens are really growing!

What’s new in the CLCS Gardens? During the spring of 2016, CLCS teachers and students planned and built two new gardens (Raised Bed Gardens at the Hardesty House, and the Sunflower Garden), and expanded an existing one, the Primary B Pollinator Garden. To provide a water source for our feathered friends, we added a bird bath near the gardens and our two bird feeders. We feel that the new gardens improve the school’s natural habitats by providing shelter and food for birds, and flowers for pollinators. Involving our students in the planning and care of the garden, and explicitly teaching them about the importance of their actions during our Science and Environmental Education classes helps them to become responsible stewards of God’s creation.

Raised Bed Gardens (Hardesty House): contain flowers and vegetables to be available to the Hardesty House residents, and also for sale to a local restaurant.

Primary B Pollinator Garden: contains herbs and flowers attractive to pollinators.

Sunflower Gardencontains Mammoth Sunflowers and raspberry bushes.

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” ~Gertrude Jekyll

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