The students of Blue River Elementary School are brushing off their spades as they get ready for the upcoming growing season.
Lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and various other vegetable plants (along with their very first melon!) have been planted in the school’s indoor garden. Once these plants have matured, and the risk of frost has dissipated, the students will move them to their outdoor boxes at the Blue River Community Garden.
Not only do the kids learn how to plant produce and watch them change and grow, it coincides with their curriculum, said Lee Onslow, a certified education assistant at Blue River Elementary. From the life cycle of a plant to the make-up of seeds and how they sprout, the indoor and outdoor gardens are both fun and educational.