Home and Garden Edition, 2014
Food for thought: School garden uses crops to teach science, life skills
Just behind Rae C. Stedman Elementary School a large garden teeming with life offers students and community members a new classroom for learning.
The School + Community Garden is comprised of a greenhouse, rows of raised beds that convert into hoop houses, a tool shed and planters fashioned from tires, crab pots and gutters now used to grow perennials, pole beans and strawberries.
The children's touches abound in the garden from hand-painted signs to the dinosaur figurines poured into round concrete tiles. The up-cycled tires take on a new life in vibrant tones of red, green and blue.