At the heart of this grant is a new partnership between West Junior High and Transition Plus. The two- and-a-half dozen older students from T-Plus will work with about 50 students with unique needs from WJH. The whole group will cooperatively design, build and grow gardens at both locations, fostering hands-on learning to enhance the curriculum and producing healthy food. A Master Gardener from SLP Seeds will consult to design the gardens and hydroponic systems, and to offer support as this classroom lab project gets underway. Students will practice simple cooking and food prep, utilizing the Kitchen a la Cart (HEF grant to Hopkins Community Education, Spring 2019), as they practice social emotional, communication, and collaboration skills.
Transition Plus and West Junior High
Submitters: Tom Kvale, Danielle Huttner, Rebecca Lewis