Cataract School planted its school garden this week. Parent helper and volunteer Khrissy Jerome worked with the students to plant five garden boxes with community volunteer Pat Nugent assisting. Each grade Pre-K through Grade 3 had their own box to plant. Families offer to care and harvest the gardens over the summer break and a schedule is set up.
“Environmental student activity allows students the opportunity to learn about gardening as well as incorporating all curricular areas,” Principal Missy Herek said. “Each year the students and staff take pride in this project.”
The garden boxes installed at the school have allowed for the children to plant during the spring; parents volunteer to care for them during the summer and harvest.