CENTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL | ONE-MINUTE READ
Spring Garden Day was on April 8th at Center Elementary School. Students had the opportunity to get outside and plant vegetables such as carrots, peas, radishes, beets, lettuce, and spinach, and participate in a Spring Garden Scavenger Hunt!
Students also learned about the life cycle of plants, how to grow fruits and vegetables gives them healthier foods to eat, and how to take care of the environment. Students in grades K-4 also participated and learned where food comes from and the importance of growing a garden.
The students were very excited about the hands-on opportunity to discover the importance of the health of the soil, pulling weeds and other gardening disciplines.
The garden was built with a grant from Grow Pittsburgh in the Fall of 2019, thanks to the efforts of our librarian at the time, Mrs. Pilarski. The Grow Pittsburgh grant helps facilitate lessons with the students to share their knowledge and expertise before passing it on to the school/teachers.
Science teacher, Mr. JR Pilyih said, “We can’t wait to get the garden up and running again. It will bring life back to our outdoor space and the students are going to be so excited to watch everything grow. Hopefully, we have a great harvest by the end of the school year and we can complete another round of planting for our summer crops! Of course the main objectives of this entire project are for students to make healthier food choices, eliminate food waste, and hopefully even want to have a garden of their own at home!”
Students will gather again to harvest their crops by the end of the school year.
Check out the latest developments with the Garden here.