MHS Native Species and Herb Garden

  • Location
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

Morgantown High School lacks a space that supports the local ecosystem through native pollinators and provides and educational outlet through nature. In addition, the baking and pastries program at Morgantown High School outsources all of the produce they use, and with this garden, students in the program will be able to grow/harvest their own produce while learning about agricultural and environmental practices.

Our Plan

We plan to implement a garden on the hillside by the football field to grow native, pollinator-promoting species in addition to several various perennial herbs. Some of the native species will consist of fruiting plants like blackberry and paw paw. All of the edible plants grown will be used by the baking and pastries program to promote sustainable agricultural and environmental practices. Hopefully the garden will promote local wildlife and raise awareness to the Appalachian ecosystem surrounding us.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Food Choices
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The Benefit

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