Hauser School Garden

  • Location
    riverside, Illinois
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The Problem

We are the future. We’re the future doctors, lawyers, cops, engineers. We are the people who make the world better than it was the day before and the day before that. This is why we want to find a way to start a garden in front of our school, Hauser Jr High. We want to be the future. Our garden would symbolize what it means to be a student. It’s hard work, effort, and time-consuming, but it’s worth it. A patch of dirt inspires none. “Numerous studies point to school gardens as a means of improving academic achievement, promoting healthy lifestyles, demonstrating the principles of stewardship, encouraging community and social development, and instilling a sense of place,” says Kristin Stayer, community developer and youth development advocate. A garden not only boosts academic achievement, but it also creates a better environment. Our idea was to create an array of flowers that represent our school mascot. This would create more school pride which creates a happier environment. This garden will create a chain-reaction and encourage our future doctors, lawyers, cops and engineers to be their best. It will create a better community one flower at a time.

Our Plan

It is shown in studies that the way kids grow up affects the way they live the rest of their lives. When we see our community, we see ourselves in a way. We see the good parts and the bad parts. We see the kids playing in the parks, we see our cars, our homes, our schools, the buildings we work in. But, we also see the parts in us that we can improve on. One way we can improve the community is put in a garden. Our group of seven student plan to do a flower garden in the front of our school and put a vegetable garden in the back of the school. We think that putting this in could improve our school and the spirit that we have for it. One small change can make a big difference.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Peace & Safety

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