My wish for this project is to create additional & more inviting learning spaces for my students, who range from pre-K to 5th grade. The garden at Flynn Elementary School has been in place for at least 10 years & much of the infrastructure is showing that- 2 of 4 picnic tables have collapsed and about half of the wooden garden beds are weathered & falling apart. My goal is to add more surfaces for various science activities, replace eroding & unsafe raised beds, and potentially add additional raised beds.
By receiving this funding, we will be able to add more space for students to comfortably engage in science lessons & more planting areas for hands-on, student-driven learning. This project will also engage the school community. Getting the tables and garden beds build & installed is more than a one person job. I will organize a work day for students, families, teachers, community members, etc. to come & help with this infrastructure update! Once in place, students will then take control of the newly installed garden beds- planning, planting, & maintaining all that in put into the soil.