Pungoteague Elementary School Garden

Second-grade students get their hands dirty early in the school year planting pansies and bulbs in raised beds in their courtyard garden.

Throughout the late fall and winter months, they create a garden journal while learning about parts of plants, life cycles of plants, the importance of insects as pollinators, composting, weather, water cycle, and other science lessons that support the Science Standards of Learning.

In early spring, they plant vegetables, weed, water, and harvest. At the end of the school year, they celebrate with a Salad Party and receive their ‘Green Thumb’ Award.

28480 Bobtown Rd, Melfa, VA 23410 *

* Pungoteague Elementary School Garden is a private garden and not open to the general public.

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