Xavier School Garden: Field of Dreams

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Cytacki, S.Rejane
Master of Arts in Earth Literacy
The main purpose of the Xavier School Garden is to raise awareness of the connections between students’ health and the health of the land that produces the food they consume. Students will be engaged in hands-on activities that will demonstrate the life cycle of plants: planting, harvesting, consuming, and composting the plants they have grown. To accomplish this purpose there are four goals of the Xavier School Garden Project. The first goal is to raise awareness among parents, students, and staff about composting, gardening, and other sustainability issues. The second is to raise awareness about healthy eating habits and physical activity among parents, students, and staff. The third is to gain an appreciation for the sacredness of creation. The fourth goal is to integrate the life science curriculum standards through hands-on activities that take place in the garden.