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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Grade 4 Garden Club: Educational and Purposeful

Thanks to the good intentions of CSDA staff members, the Brookline Garden Club, and local businesses, our students now have an opportunity to learn about plant science, create and maintain a garden of their very own, and care for our other school gardens during this extremely popular after school enrichment program.

Every Thursday afternoon this fall, and into the winter, our 4th, 5th, & 6th Grade Garden Club students spend quality time with Fourth Grade Classroom Teacher Debbie Caulkin, CSDA Facility Manager James Beach, and Brookline Before and After School Program Coordinator Sylvia Mansfield.

During their meetings, our students receive academic instruction in plant science, as well as coaching in proper techniques for preparing earth, planting seeds and plants, and properly caring for plants to keep them healthy.  Our students have also had experiences in weeding gardens, and cleaning out gardens.  Pruning shrubs will likely be on the Garden Club agenda once the proper season has arrived.

Thank you, Mrs. Caulkin, Mrs. Mansfield, Mr. Beach, and our community partners for offering this fantastic program for our students!

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