Blending Science with the Arts to Foster Children's Understanding and Love of the Natural World
Gardening For Resilience
Here’s a quick Before and After glimpse of seven years of gardening on a hill in Nashua, NH, very close to the Merrimack River. In late 2010, the staff and administrators at Infant Jesus School, a 100 year old Catholic elementary school, began considering the possibility of creating a 200 sq. yard outdoor classroom / garden for their students. Here are photographs showing how things developed, and an article that describes why the project seemed worthwhile.
After Six and a Half Years:
The following two-part article, graciously published by the Justice and Environment Mission Group of the Sisters of Holy Cross (in their Earth Beats newsletter in 2015) sets forth the rationale for the school’s initiative. (I regret to say that the second and third pages of each pdf load rather slowly. However, they will appear! Thank you for your patience!)