Teaching Opportunity: Imlay City community garden project offers knowledge for students

Teaching Opportunity: Imlay City community garden project offers knowledge for students

Photo provided Students and volunteers spent Friday filling the raised beds behind Weston Elementary School with 77 yards of specially formulated growing soil for the raised beds, donated by Hyponex/ Scotts Miracle-Gro in Imlay City. Photo by Nicholas Pugliese

Volunteers from Hyponex/Scotts Miracle-Gro in Imlay City join students from Jeff Gartrell’s biology/environmental science classes to prepare the raised bed gardens leading into winter.

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Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:05am

CAMPAIGN: Scotts Miracle-Gro | Community Enhancement

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BY NICHOLAS PUGLIESE
810-452-2601 • NPUGLIESE@MIHOMEPAPER.COM

IMLAY CITY — Sustainable living as a teachable moment — that’s what students with Imlay City Schools (ICS) will experience as they tend to a new community garden project.

Hyponex/Scotts Miracle-Gro Company of Imlay City has partnered with the district on a project specifically designed to connect today’s students with gardens, greenspaces and healthy outdoor activity.

The idea for the program originated almost two years ago in a discussion between biology/environmental science teacher, Jeff Gartrell, and high school principal, Brian Eddy. The pair of Imlay City High School educators recognized a need to provide students authentic, hands-on experiences with biology and promote an understanding of agriculture and the types of important agricultural systems that surround the school district.

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