In the Garden

Soft laughter, working together, getting the job done.

Increase Miller Elementary students planted the school garden in mid-April with vegetables they can harvest before school lets out. Jennifer Noonan’s kindergarten class worked in pairs to fill and pour buckets of soil into the raised beds. The students dropped tiny radish seeds onto one bed. Near the fence, they planted peas as big as marbles. The hands on, satisfying experience is the first step towards pulling a radish out of the ground and tasting a sugar snap pea right off the vine.

This is the first growing season for Increase Miller Elementary’s new garden—it was built earlier this year with IMES PTO funding as an accessible space with flat, wide paths and wheelchair-height beds. It is close enough to the playground that students will be able to check in on their plants each day.

Planting peas