On Earth Day, dozens of Bristol girl scouts and their parents braved the wet, the cold and the mud for its annual plant and grow event. They gave Bristol’s Children’s Garden some much needed tender loving care.
The Block restaurant will use the space to grow fresh vegetables and herbs for the restaurant, and the students will have real life science opportunities just outside of their classroom windows. They will also learn about composting, witness the process of growing food, maintaining a garden and cooking.
The Block is anxious to work with the students on any special areas that may tie into the teachers' plans and curriculum.
Rolling Ridge provided the plants to get this long-term partnership started. In addition to weeding and planting, a new space was created for the memorial garden to honor those close to Bristol’s heart.
Another wonderful thing that’s happening at Bristol is that Project Plus students (grades 3 - 5) have been preparing for its first rummage sale. For several weeks now, students have been collecting and sorting items. All proceeds from the rummage sale will go to charities selected by the students that focus on children and families. This idea came about upon completion of a Greek hero lesson.
Thank you, Renee Clifton, who is a teacher, for informing me about the interesting things that are happening at Bristol.