“We believe the BIS garden takes learning beyond the classroom walls as students first experience the planting of the seeds, to the harvesting of the vegetables, to lastly enjoying the fruit of their labor. Students will learn firsthand the meaning of perseverance through hard work and dedication to the task. This experience will provide students with lifelong memories.”
The principal anticipates adding a fruit garden of perhaps apple trees and blackberry and raspberry bushes in the future.
She reports, “Coming also is the partnership between BIS and Margaret Mary Health and the Sweet Potato Project for BIS and Batesville Primary School.” The schools, along with MMH dietitian Kathy Cooley, received a grant from the National Farm to School Network to grow sweet potatoes and celebrate National Food Day Oct. 23.