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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yo, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Forty-three lucky second-grade students at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School in Charleston are planting and digging their way to finding the answer to this very question.

The 10-week-long course involves the students in all phases of gardening as part of a multi-tiered program that also incorporates the school's math and science courses. As they watch their garden of herbs, peas, flowers and more grow, the students are journaling the process through digital photography and garden diaries written on reporter notebooks, even as they don their very own press corps tags.

The harvested food will eventually be converted into nutritious meals with the helpful guidance of nutritionists and chefs. A collaborative effort between the Charleston Area Children's Garden Project, Yo Art Project, and Slow Food Charleston, this little garden that could is sure to reap delicious and nutritious results that will be permanently documented in a booklet recording the students' gardening experiences, photos, and written observations.

Keep your eye on this blog for upcoming Slow Food Charleston events that will help to further nurture this important project.