Garden Party

Save the date!  We’re breaking ground for Villa’s new garden.

Villa Academy Garden Work Party
April 21, 2012
2:00 to 4:00 pm

The creation of a Garden Learning Center (near the garage on the east side of campus) will provide classroom teachers with an authentic outdoor laboratory for a variety of sustainable, hands-on learning projects.  From developing seedlings to measuring perimeter and area to observing insect life, the variety of learning opportunities that a garden will provide for students is limitless.  In addition to educational value generated by the project, produce from the garden will be harvested directly for use in the Villa kitchen.  This will contribute fresh, organic food and install a sense of pride and appreciation for the fruits of hard work and God’s gifts of creation.

At the work party this Saturday, April 21st, we will be building six 3′x10′ raised beds.  The garden layout was designed by students.  The raised beds will form the letter V for Villa!  We will also be tilling nearby soil for additional planting space.

Families and younger siblings are welcome.  Please bring gloves.  Tools will be provided.  We will also provide snacks and water.

Meet up by the garage below the parking lot.

This is a great way for middle school students to earn 2 community service hours toward third trimester.

Spring is here and it’s time to plant!  Please come help us get ready and enjoy some time outside with other members of the Villa community!

Jeannie Nichols and Roger Crafts
Teacher Coordinators

 

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