Monday, July 5, 2010

Elementary school gardens

I've visited a lot of elementary schools over the years, and I've been involved in improving schoolyard habitats, too, but I haven't run across a more interesting (and charming) school landscape than the gardens at this neighborhood experiential magnet school in Asheville, NC.

Isaac Dickson Elementary School probably was a low-income school, as it's near a housing project, but I don't know that for sure.

What I see now is a fabulous vegetable garden, complete with chickens and a cob wood-fired oven, great gardens outside classrooms, and a wonderful meadow entrance garden that's a NC Wild site.



Totally great, and I'd love to help out in their gardens...

2 comments:

  1. A local elementary school here in Alexandria has a similar garden, but much much smaller. Think of all the future gardeners these are inspiring, and teaching about natives and interdependencies.

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  2. What an inspiration! And think how much those kids will learn about the environment. I wish I'd seen it.
    Rob

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