“This is delicious, try it!”
“Can we do this more often, this is fun.”
“I am so proud!”
“Can we start a flower garden?”
Just some of the chatter I heard today in Biodome as we harvested the first of the spring greens. 14 HHS freshmen seeded out more lettuce, trellised the sweet peas, and harvested over a pound of greens for their cafeteria.
This is the future Hotchkiss High School Garden Club!
It is remarkable how quickly students establish connections with their schoolmates, with nature, and to their required school work by participating in planting seeds, turning compost, or examining butterflies. Both anecdotal and research-based evidence show that the use of an outdoor or indoor garden can improve science test scores, build positive character traits, motivate children to eat healthier foods, and develop an appreciation for the environment.