Reporters: Julia Ely and Schuyler Luthy
NORWALK - School representatives at BMHS are looking to improve the underutilized garden during this school year in order to transform the mundane space into a new, interactive area for the community.
Environmental science teacher, Mark Linsky, said, “We really want to take it from a garden space to more of an outdoor learning and teaching station, so we want to offer more hands on work.”
The garden is located across from the library and features a large concrete patio and green area. It is home to a variety of vegetables such as swiss chard, beets, kale, tomatoes, and eggplant.
A Ford Corps representative works in the school to maintain the garden and also helps students in the garden club work with the plants. Once harvested, this food is used in the school cafeteria, culinary classes, and even donated to families in need.
While plants in the garden are thriving, others are getting involved to make it more interactive with the school community. The Future Project is holding a garden party September 22nd in the garden during lunch to let students become more familiar with the space in hopes of getting them more involved.
“We really want it to be more driven by the students because this is ultimately your space,” said Linsky.
If you want to get involved, you can join the Garden Club on Tuesdays after school, talk to the Future Project in their room near the main office, or go to the garden during any of your free periods.