School gardens provide a special hands-on dynamic to learning that is unparalleled. Not only does the school garden help teach students the science of plant-life and sustainability, it provides them with the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom in a practical and engaging way – in their own living laboratory. The patience and focus that gardening requires, as well at the opportunity to experiment and nurture, teaches invaluable skill sets to students in all age groups. Weyerhaeuser recently partnered with NSU Elementary School building gardening boxes for this very purpose. Not only will the boxes help contribute to an innovative learning environment, it will also provide the NSU Food Pantry with organic vegetables.
Pictured from left are Chris Gorum, Archie Dore, Lisa Wiggins, and Nicholas Wiggins.