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Jackson Avenue "Learning Garden" Grand Opening

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On May 21, learners and teachers from Jackson Avenue were joined by administrators and BOE members as they celebrated the grand opening of their new “Learning Garden” outdoor classroom.

The “Learning Garden” is a collaboration between the Art and STEM departments led by art teacher Ms. Gallina and STEM teacher Ms. Castello. This versatile learning environment includes a pond with goldfish and turtles, elevated garden beds, a vertical garden and a composting area where school food waste will be transformed into rich soil for the flowers and vegetables that the students are planting.

In addition, the space will feature seasonally curated exhibits of student artwork. The current display features hundreds of creative and colorful ceramic creatures that cover the fences, hang from trees and adorn the rocks around the pond.

Furniture for the “Learning Garden,” including the entrance arch, were designed, constructed and installed by learners from the MHS “Fab Lab.”

Following the ribbon-cutting, the learners treated their guests to poems inspired by their new outdoor space and gave tours of the artwork and amenities.

Date Added: 5/24/2024