A quarter-acre parcel adjacent to the Children's area, the Enchanted Garden’s primary focus will be as a teaching garden. A section of the garden will feature a variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers planted in raised beds. Schools that do not yet have their own natural gardens could visit, and/or adopt one of the patches. Children are more interested in eating vegetables and fruits when they participate in growing them. Providing our children an environmental and nutritional education while instilling a love of nature is the best way to inspire them to be the stewards of our future.
Included will be:
• Hands-on demonstrations and participation for all ages focusing on growing and eating healthy, local food
• Environmental science and nutrition education classes that will include sustainability topics to complement the building’s LEED certification features (such as the green roof, rain gardens, solar energy, and storm water management)
• Youth gardens; school gardens; community gardeners; families; and junior Master Gardener classes utilizing and maintaining planting areas
• Partnerships with county, state, local community and education organizations to provide expertise, support and instruction involving a natural, outdoor setting promoting healthy family activities
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From the Columbia Patch about a piece of the World Trade Towers on display this Sunday