Brunswick School Garden Produces Rich Experience for Students

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By Sierra Foltz, Brunswick Schools BEAT Reporter

A group of Edwards Middle School students, with the help of 7 grade science teacher, Trista Smith, have been working on an environmentally friendly garden all summer in hopes to eventually sell their produce for donations. Ms. Smith believed that it was important to show students just what the earth can produce organically. The garden consists of vegetables and fruit such as tomatoes, green beans, and watermelon. A few students come in on Mondays and Thursdays to water and fertilize the completely natural garden. Rain water and organic fertilizing mix is used to grow the produce.

Once the garden has produced enough crops to be sold, they will be available to the community every Monday from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M and Thursday from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Edwards Middle School. Any amount donations are accepted for each individual choice of produce.
The students and staff who helped with the process of this garden ask for your support of their learning and success in this endeavor of creating crops. Get your completely unprocessed goods from the Edwards Schoolyard Garden soon!

Sierra Foltz, a eighth-grader at Edwards Middle School, is one of over thirty “backpack journalists” in the award-winning Brunswick Schools Video Program. The Program is sponsored by RPM and Plum Creek Assisted Living Community.

Click here to learn more about the Program, or click here to view videos produced by the students.