In the garden, opportunities for learning and growing are limitless. Steindorf’s Living Lab Garden extends classroom learning outdoors and into the garden where students:
- experience hands-on learning
- experiment & make observations
- get excited about eating vegetables
- spend time outside
- make a connection to our natural world
- plant and harvest vegetables
The Living Lab Garden features an edible garden planted and harvested by the students, maintained and coordinated with the help of parent volunteers. Students currently garden in an enclosed garden space in eight raised beds, as well as two additional raised beds located in the Kindergarten playground.
GET INVOLVED - No garden experience necessary! Want your student to spend more time in the garden? Here’s how you can help :
1. Join the GARDEN COMMITTEE
Bring your ideas and enthusiasm and together we can grow the Living Lab Garden program! Committee members work with the principal and teachers to plan, coordinate and conduct lessons in the garden. Meets approximately 1x a month on Thursday after drop-off. Help also needed on planting and harvest days, for general garden maintenance, special projects, and other activities as interested.
2. Be a FRIEND OF THE GARDEN
Want to pitch in but aren’t available during the school day? Handy at building things or love flexing your muscles? Weekend help is needed at work parties to make big things happen in the garden. Help needed 2-3x a year on a per project basis.
FIND OUT MORE
Keep up to date with Steindorf’s Living Lab Garden in the weekly school newsletter and on the Steindorf HSC Facebook page.
Funding for Steindorf’s Living Lab Garden is provided by the Home & School Club and made possible by your generous support and donations. THANK YOU!Click here to watch our Steindorf chicks explore their New Home!