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Adding to the gardens at Wedgwood Elementary

Posted by Kate Bergman on September 14th, 2010

For those of you who may not know, Wedgwood Elementary has some amazing gardens on its campus.  They not only serve as outdoor classrooms for students, but they also help the community.  Over 60 pounds of produce were donated to local food banks this year.

Recent funding from the Department of Neighborhoods also allowed the school to create a rain garden, raised gardening beds, and new playground equipment.  The rain garden will also absorb water runoff from a portable classroom.  Photos courtesy of Wedgwood Elementary.



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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 DB // Sep 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    It’s great to see a spotlight on this. Our own child spent many hours in these very spaces working with the great Bob Murphy (volunteer of the year!) and others to realize this fantastic space.

    It’s a sanctioned natural habitat now. It sits right alongside the entire playground area, in full view. Wedgwood students are fortunate to have this program and its sponsors. The students learn so much from the cycle of life in this small farm experience.

  • 2 DP // Sep 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

    Kodos to Mr. Murphy for all his work on this. He is a tremendous asset to the kids, the school and the community