Brown Academy is starting a gardening club! Located in Henderson, NV, our school is 100% free lunch. Every student who attends, receives a free breakfast and lunch. Our students come from areas where gangs, violence and poverty run rampant, sometimes making school the safest place they can come to. Gardening is a proven stress reliever and helps students to build empathy. We are an International Baccalaureate school, where students are challenged academically, but more importantly in personal growth. As educators, we hope to encourage students to see a world of success, despite their current situations. A gardening club will help to teach students planning, patience and flexibility. Moreover, a gardening club will encourage peer relationships, and allow students to grow and taste fresh fruits and vegetables, and hopefully begin to share our produce with the community in a Farmer's Market!
Starting a gardening club is a process, and we were lucky enough to have a landscaping company completely redo our garden and give us a place to start, but we still need the tools of the trade-hoses, hand shovels, rakes, watering cans, buckets, soil, seedlings/seeds, and gloves. Help us to sow our seeds to a successful garden!