Monday, December 17, 2012

Temple Beth Am 4th Graders Visit the Garden for Planting Day

For the third consecutive year, we were honored to host the Temple Beth Am 4th Graders for a day of planting in the garden.  We divided the children into three small groups where they got hands-on experience planting seeds, learning about South Florida’s unique weather from WSVN Chief Meteorologist Phil Ferro, learning about butterfly gardening, and even started a plant propagation project to continue at home.  The students will also experience the great taste of fresh food when they return during the harvest season for a special meal featuring produce they have studied and helped grow.  On the walk from the Clubhouse to the Garden, the students were fortunate enough to see a rare American Crocodile (from a far distance), a Wood Stork, an Anhinga, a bunch of Peacocks and quite a few Turkey Vultures.  Phil did a wonderful job engaging the kids and assisting with the planting of the garden.  Enjoy these photos from the event!

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