Things are starting to take shape and it is very exciting to be on the cutting edge of integrating schools into a city urban garden sustainable food security plan!
We have come a long way since 2008 when we had a landscape architect draw up starter plans for our courtyard, which started with jack hammering out the asphalt. This next step is an extremely important one for actually having a sustainable long term plan for food producing gardens and learning spaces integrated on school grounds, and immediately, a plan to keep Reynolds garden going, supply the salad bar (http://coeyleadership.weebly.com/salad-bar-team.html) and be well maintained.
It will be a group of Flex students who will initially be connecting curriculum for Science, Social Studies, English and Environment & Sustainability/IDS with a Food Security theme for authentic learning and engaging in the courtyard garden to learn from our garden guru partners...
Please meet Heather Parker of City Harvest Coop (https://www.facebook.com/CityHarvestCooperative/info/entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=overview) and Angela Moran of Mason Street Farm (http://masonstreetfarm.com/history/) who will be working with us through a district partnership in our courtyard garden to create a fully producing Urban Garden Space!