D.C. Bilingual Public Charter
This program provides weekly workshops for grades K – 3, that ties the garden to the school’s curricular standards and objectives. During these workshops participants enrich their reading, math and science skills as they maintain the gardens and work on grade-appropriate projects. Students work in the CentroNia garden in addition to supplementary classroom workshops from October to June. Class projects include: Life cycles of plants and insects, composting, vegetable gardening and mapping. Also, a recent highlight of the program was the fostering of a relationship between the student gardeners and a local working farm. Several of the teachers in CentroNia have used the garden independently as a tool for their classes and projects, especially the visual art and photography program. The garden also provides a peaceful space for staff and children to explore and even sit and eat lunch!