Here We Grow at Colonial Hills
- Terri Pitts, Colonial Hills Elementary School
- Grow a Pizza Garden
- Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Student Leadership, Teamwork
This past year was the beginning of a great experience for all 753 Colonial Hill students. We started phase II of our school/community garden project. We added plants to the garden beds. Each grade level was given two beds each and they were able to decide what they wanted to plant. Clear plastic cups, seeds and soil were dropped off at each classroom. Every student was able to see their seeds grow into seedlings. Since our garden area was not big enough to house all the seedlings, we let students take them home to encourage their families to start a garden. We also donated some seedlings to a local nursing home. The nursing home has available land and our garden club planted the seedlings and took care of them as a community project. Our garden grew beautifully and all students were able to witness the plant cycle. Our garden was maintained during the summer by a local church and produce was given to needy families.