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Kid and Community Garden!
My students need a raised garden bed in the school garden we are building for the school to have equal opportunity for learning and exploring from their wheelchairs!
Can you imagine seeing other students exploring and learning in a lab knowing they can't participate because they are wheelchair bound. They should feel empowered to learn in the same way other students do, and having a raised garden bed will do just that.
We have several wheelchair bound students on our campus and will continue to over the years.
We have worked hard to build an outdoor learning area/garden to help teach students inquiry, responsibility, and community citizenship. We have a low socioeconomic and highly diverse population at our school who are will to work hard to achieve their goals and help their school and community. They are excited at the prospect of building something from scratch and seeing the fruits of their labor.
Our school would like to be a trend setter and community leader with the development of a school/community garden. A small flower bed may suffice to help teach content specific subject matter, but a larger scale garden would change the dynamic of the school and community as a whole. We were able to begin the garden during the 2010-2011 school year. Care will be taken to develop study sites for math, English, reading, history, and elective classes. We would like for our special needs students to have a place in the garden as well. Students need access to work in the garden, and an elevated garden bed will allow for this. They will be able to participate in the same lessons as their peers and promote a feeling of empowerment that comes with doing something on your own.
Gardens are communities in themselves, as well as part of a larger community.
Students will harvest crops to donate to a local food bank and be able to hold classes in the garden for the community as well. Our wheelchair bound students deserve to take part in this and learn from the garden like all of our other students. Give them a chance to show you!
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