Collier Elementary opens learning garden

Collier Elementary opens learning garden
Posted on 10/05/2018

Children, families, teachers and administrators celebrated the grand opening of a new learning garden at Collier Elementary on Sept. 27.

The garden, which promotes healthy nutrition and physical activity, will serve as an outdoor classroom for Collier students and enrich science learning.

Through the program, students will learn how to grow and harvest their own vegetables, make better food choices and prepare nutritious recipes they can share with their families. Teachers will follow a fun curriculum provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in San Antonio.

“This is our first school-wide garden, so we’re super excited,” Collier Elementary Pre-K Teacher Melissa Acosta said. “The kids can’t wait to start working. It is something totally brand-new for them, and I think it will be a fun learning experience for them.”

All grade levels will have the opportunity to participate and work in the garden. Together, they will plant oregano, cilantro, basil, tomatoes and much more.

“I think it’s important to expose kids to a lot more things out there,” Acosta added. “This garden will not only help them in life, but will also help them right now with what they’re doing in science, math, reading and writing, so it’s going to help them all across the board.”

Way to go, Collier Elementary!

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