Here’s a sneak peek at the nature classroom IMPACT is helping develop at JoAnn Leleck Elementary School in the Broad Acres neighborhood of Silver Spring. Kyree Clark, IMPACT’s Community Garden Network Builder is stewarding the project.
Tucked away in a courtyard at the school, the nature classroom has raised beds, an area for mushroom cultivation, and even a rock cairns garden (human-made stacks or piles of rocks that have been used in many cultures to add interest to outdoor spaces). As we move into spring and summer, the nature classroom will be filled with fruits and vegetables, flowers, and lots of students learning about gardening, food justice issues, and environmental stewardship. Stay tuned!