The Just Energy Sustainable Garden which launched in October 2016 has been a huge success at Brookline Elementary School in Houston! Over 350 students have been actively engaged with the classroom and activities surrounding it. Teachers have been using this valuable resource to teach math and science, while students benefit from the experience of learning about environmental sustainability.
Read what some of the teachers had to say about the Sustainable Garden.
Ms. Pecero, kindergarten teacher: "I have taken my students out on sunny days to give them a break from the regular classroom. The outdoor classroom is a perfect setting for teaching about nature."
Ms. Blizzard, first grade teacher: "The outdoor classroom is right outside my room! We have been enjoying using it for lessons about math and science."
Ms Seth, science teacher: "Thanks to a presentation by Urban Harvest, students learned about organic gardens and how to plant seeds. The students planted radishes that they later pulled out."