In kindergarten through grade three, children tend the garden.
With the gardening teacher, they plant, dig, harvest, and hear stories of nature. They develop an understanding of seasonal cycles, beneficial insects, tool usage, plant cultivation, and food preparation. Their real work as farmers supports sensory integration and provides time for healthy movement.
Third graders, in their study of agriculture and farming, also cook with fresh produce and share a harvest meal with their class community.
The school uses biodynamic farming and gardening techniques, an approach that ensures a complex and healthy ecosystem. The biodynamic farmer pays particular attention to soil health and crop rotations.