Welcome to Monterey Road Elementary!
About This School Garden
At Monterey Road Elementary, students pitched in and worked together laying 450 sq feet of cardboard, burlap and cedar gorilla hair during the recess in a single school day. How do we know it was 450 sq ft? 5th graders from Math in Action calculated the area of burlap we used to work out how much ground they covered. Why did we do this? For one, the grass on the bank used a lot of water through the drought and had to be cut multiple times. Replacing the resource-hungry grass with native plants and a food forest will save precious water and provide an outdoor space for pure enjoyment and connection with the living world. The bank that will be site for our Food Forest has been mulched by the children during recess and some class time.
Several classes have submitted food forest design ideas . The youth mimicked natural forest ecology and applying it to an edible forest. They have been monitoring weather and soil throughout school grounds as well. Science in action!
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