ACES Garden

 

Aces Garden Magazine

Download the latest issue of The ACES Garden Magazine to see the progression of the garden from a field of weeds to a vegetable buffet of tomatoes, peppers, greens, and herbs. Students share their experiences tasting the plants and their ideas for recipes. You will read about our Garden Buddies program where middle schoolers act as tour guides for our younger garden guests. You will also see how the garden inspires students to create art, poetry, comics, puzzles, and music. Our garden has enhanced the educational experience of our students and staff as we come together to celebrate nature.

 

6th Graders Give Tours to their KinderGarden Buddies

Students in the aftercare program help prepare the soil and plant the seeds and seedlings. We planted tomatoes, zucchini, squash, green beans, snap peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes, cauliflower, and herbs.

 

 

 

6th Graders Experience Seedfolks

Seed to Plate

6th graders in language arts class read Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman where characters from different ethnic groups transform an empty lot into a community garden while also transforming their own lives. Students went to the garden to pull weeds and experience manual labor to identify with the characters. Then, the students wrote essays reflecting on their experience. One student wrote, "Wow, this is really hard work! I have only been working for 10 minutes, but Panchito worked in the garden for hours. Now I know what it was like for him and how hard it is to grow food."