Golden Garden

The "Giving Garden" of MLES
Golden Garden

    ~ The "Giving Garden" is an "outdoor classroom" that the teachers and students of MLES use as a resource to learn!
   ~  The "Giving Garden" is a pollinator-friendly habitat which provides ample nectar sources for pollinators such as bees and butterflies.  We are listed on the "Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail" for our conservation efforts for the endangered Monarch butterflies, due to our cultivation of milkweed (the host plant for the Monarch butterfly larvae).  
    ~ The "Giving Garden" is a place where a variety of edible plants grow in order to teach students where their food and fiber comes from.  We strive to show the process of how everything in the environment works together for all living things and to instill the value of taking care of the environment and our bodies through fresh, nutritious food sources.
     ~Through many Grant Programs and local Community Partnerships, our Garden Program has expanded by adding a Greenhouse so that students can experiment with growing things at ALL times of the year.  We also have a Hydroponic and Aquaponic Garden, which are housed inside the Media Center, so that all of our students can see an alternative way of growing plants.
     ****GRANTS and COMMUNITY PARTNERS: GA SHAPE Grant,  Whole Kids Foundation Grant, Master Gardener's Association, DC Farm Bureau, Turner's Feed and Seed, and the DCSS School Nutrition Service.  

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