We recently partnered with Leslie Middle School to establish the Leslie Middle School Learning Garden. Led by Leslie teacher Consuelo Kammerer, the students visit the Pringle Creek Conservatory a few times a week to learn useful gardening skills.

Leslie Middle School students plant organic broccoli and cabbage in the Conservatory.

Throughout the fall and winter, the students are cultivating winter greens in a raised bed in one of the greenhouses, and growing garlic outside on a portion of the community garden space. The project is the first aspect of Pringle Creek’s new Conservatory objective to teach people, particularly children and young adults, how to grow their own food.

In the Learning Garden students will experience the connection between the classroom curriculum and the garden environment firsthand, giving them a deep understanding of the processes involved in sustainable agriculture. We just got started and we’ll post more photos as we go!