County extension helps Northport K8 fifth grade students plant and harvest a vegetable garden

Northport K-8 fifth graders in Judy Fowler’s class have partnered with the St. Lucie County 4H Extension to plant and harvest a thriving and well loved winter garden.  The entire class planted, checked temperatures , humidity and rain
gauges as well as kept daily log books on plant growth and development. Students harvested red tomatoes, bell peppers, red cabbage, collards, kohlrabi, mustard and strawberries.  Students also presented projects including shadow
boxes, board presentations and written reports.  The class garden project will be on display at the St. Lucie County Fair.  The garden is a prime example of engaging students in cognitively complex tasks and enjoying the end product.
Pictured, from left, are  Enzo Ampuero, Melissa Royo, Kylee Cicio, Dominique Sthilaire, Ellie O’Connor, Lindsay Sullivan and Alexis Rosamond.

Author: LYNNE Gruszka

Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist