Edible Schoolyard Garden
During Lincoln's All School Day of Service in 2008, many months of planning and conversations became a reality as the fourth graders worked with Giovonne Calenda and Erika Lamb to prepare and plant our Edible Schoolyard Garden. As inhabitants of our planet, and members of our community, we recognize the shared responsibility of each one of us to be respectful stewards of the Earth. Throughout this year, many of us have been engaged in conversations regarding the topic of education for sustainability. Moreover, one goal of the Lincoln School Strategic Plan 2007 states, "Lincoln School will deliberately foster both institutional and individual responsibility for the environment." These values planted the "seeds" for a special collaborative garden initiative on our campus.
The organic garden is situated between Dwight House and the Boss McLaughlin Gym and is a feature unique to us as an independent school in the city of Providence. Herbs, vegetables and edible flowers were grown and harvested during our first year, much of which was used by our Dining Service.
The Southside Community Land Trust has served as our advisor. The garden is now a place of learning and enjoyment for children, teachers and parents.
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