Welcome to the Woodlawn Garden!
Woodlawn School's organic vegetable and flower garden serves as an outdoor classroom for gardening and science classes. Students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade spend time in the gardens each fall and spring growing vegetables, herbs and flowers. Students plant, weed, harvest, add compost and have fun learning science concepts in the gardens. At the end of the growing season students take home organic produce they have grown themselves. Students also take home knowledge about the natural world. In the garden, students become comfortable in the natural world, learning that bees and birds pollinate our vegetables, that seeds grow into lovely flowers or vegetable plants, and that nature cycles nutrients from soil into plants and back into the soil. Instead of adding chemical fertilizers or weed killers, garden classes pull weeds and enrich the soil with nutrients by adding compost. The organic gardening methods support Woodlawn's mission of teaching environmental sustainability. Students are able to see butterflies, bees and birds in the gardens because of Woodlawn's earth-friendly practices. Organic gardening practices provide a wholesome environment for Woodlawn's students and teach students how to be good stewards of the earth.
Garden Guiding Principles
Mouse over each photo below to see the eight guiding garden principles.