As a Horticulture teacher at a special education school, I’m amazed by the “organic” teachable moments that grace our class times daily. The garden is my constant teacher, and I am always seeking out ways to help my students uncover the connection between what goes on in the garden and what goes on in everyday life.
Our garden offers a host of opportunities to not only help children “get their hands dirty” and develop vocational experience, it’s a chance to reconnect with the natural world. Through gardening , students build soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, caring for living things, environmental awareness, and ultimately- kids grow.
Fellow teachers, gardeners, horticultural therapists, parents and friends: Join us in the Green Chimneys Children’s Garden by way of this blog, and discover right along with us the magical moments that happen here, right in front of our eyes!