Hardin Park 6th Grade Science Garden
Mrs. Anne Wilson has spearheaded efforts to revitalize the Hardin Park Greenhouse, install three new vegetable beds (now five total) and integrate a compost system into her 6th Grade Science Curriculum.
About the Garden
Mrs. Wilson received a 2015 High Country Local First Farm to School Grant enabling her to bring learning to life for her sixth graders and their "Science Pals." Maggie Gartman was hired as the Lettuce Learn garden assistant in Aug 2015 and will be helping the life exploration happen weekly. The garden will certainly help the entire Hardin Park community.
The 6th grade science garden features five raised beds that grow a variety of produce depending on the time of year. In spring, the beds are overflowing with lettuce and other greens. In the summer, tomatoes, peppers, squash, and cabbage are typically found growing. In the fall, students plant garlic and greens to tend until spring. The greenhouse is used to grow vegetable starts in late winter/early spring for spring planting. Science experiments are conducted to test if fall brassicas and other cold hardy crops do better planted by seed or by transplanting and also the difference between being grown inside the greenhouse vs. outside.
Jeff Martin, owner of Trillium Landscape Co. donated mulch to help control weeds and beautify the new garden space. Be sure to contact Jeff to help with your landscape beautification needs at 828-773-7360