Gardening is learning, learning, learning.

Apr 24, 2023 | Grants, Our Stories

Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That’s the fun of them. ” Helen Mirren

The main focus of the Lee Garden Club, according to Yvonne Rios, Physics and Environmental Science teacher, is “understanding how food is produced, as well as how food is produced organically, without pesticides and without fertilizer.” Any student on the LEE campus, whether they are STEM, Magnet, or campus students, can participate in this club.

The students can socialize while they garden and take the vegetables and fruit home. The food they grow, such as peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, or pomegranates, can be integrated into fresh, nutritious recipes.

Additionally, the campus garden reinforces classroom studies in biology, environmental science, geology, and more in a hands-on way that resonates with the student volunteers. It also provides students with a way to enjoy nature, and helps support their mental well-being, which is much needed.

The LEE Garden Club was funded by a NEEF Innovative Grant, and after its inception, it has become a sustainable activity, enjoyed by students and faculty alike.

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