Learning Blooms with Hawthorne Elementary School Garden

Students at Hawthorne Elementary spent the spring nurturing and tending their school garden. This hands-on learning opportunity has brought the school together and allowed for inquiry and exploration, for both the students and the teachers.

Before school let out for summer, students were invited to harvest some of the garden’s bounty. Parent volunteers and teachers cooked up a feast from the garden, including new potatoes, strawberry lemonade and rhubarb crumble.

Over the year, students are encouraged to contribute to the Hawthorne Elementary School Garden Blog.

“The newly grown potatoes are growing healthy. They are good for cooking mashed potatoes, French fries, and potato salad or soup.  It’s amazing how much they’ve grown since the kindergartens planted them in April.  It’s been a healthy environment for them to grow,” write Alex Pryce and Taylor Butcher.  

“We hope that nobody digs them up over the summer so classes can harvest them during the first week of school.  I hoped you liked this update and hope the potatoes keep growing.”

View some of the garden photos on Flickr.