Lower School Gardens

"A school garden is an outdoor oasis, attracting countless organisms, each a rich opportunity to teach students about the complex and fascinating ecosystem that we are all a part of. School gardens provied on-site 'field trip' opportunities for students...school gardens may be designed to help students learn about food and nutrition by planting edible crops, or lessons may focus on local habitat by planting native plants. The common denominator of all school gardents, however, is that various classrooms utilize them as outdoor classrooms."
- From How to Grow A School Garden by Arden-Buclin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle

The purpose of this Wiki is to provide a space where all CAIS schools can share their school garden ideas as well as their triumphs and tribulations. The idea of a school garden is far from new and there is a great deal of wisdom to share.