Fifth grade students are sowing ideas for a new school garden, one that will be enjoyed by all students in years to come.
They also came up with ideas for more than just flowers, fruits, and vegetables at Beacon Heights Elementary School in Riverdale Maryland. Fifth grader Karen Sigala said she wanted to include a bat cave.
“People don’t know a lot about bats. They imagine them as scary creatures that will suck their blood,” she said.
The students’ ideas, along with those of their parents and teachers, will be used when the new garden is built in partnership with the nonprofit organization Real School Gardens.
“The students are so excited they can have a part in this and think about what is important to them,” said Jeanne McCarty, executive director of Real School Gardens.
Real School Gardens partners with schools to foster success through learning gardens, and offers ongoing support and teacher training after the garden is built.