Plums, Cherries, Golden Raspberries and Pears are the future bounty from Meadowbrook’s new urban orchard, located in a large interior courtyard. Trees and bushes planted this spring will provide curriculum and leadership opportunity for many, many years to come. As the fruit feeds critters, birds and eventually students, and the plants offer shelter, the orchard itself will fire students’ imagination and curiosity as it builds community. Sixth graders will be the ‘keepers’, working up to this leadership role throughout their time at Meadowbrook. Each grade will have a part to play in this project, learning to care for the earth as they investigate the magic of botany.
Submitters: Melissa Elsen, Jessica Heisel, Steve Miller