We gave surveys to several students after the Garden Grand Opening in order to understand the impact we had on our classmates.
What do you enjoy about the RMMS garden?
Overall, talking with students helped us to see that our garden is the FIRST step in a longer process. We are excited to continue greening our school and having outdoor events for our classmates.
Overall, our garden was difficult to create but we ended up with 3 vegetable planters, 2 benches with blueberry bushes, and 2 trees that will grow taller and provide shade. This space was changed from a boring corner of the turf into a beautiful garden that students can sit in and relax in.
Our goal was to improve the health and wellness of our school. We are successful because there is a place for students to relax and improve their wellbeing, and we can continue reaching out to our classmates and giving them information about healthy food choices now that we have a vegetable garden.
We have decided to plant a garden. For the garden we are planning to have flowers, at least two trees, vegetables, benches, a walkway, planters, and tables so everyone can hangout. The goal of our garden is to create a space for students and staff to hang out and enjoy the school's environment.
We will begin constructing our garden at the start of March. Pictures will come soon! :)