Learning on the farm
Students love coming into the garden area, to plant vegetables, learn about how to grow vegetables, and experience working in the “dirt.”
This spring, Dunne Tech and SEEDS partnered with Seven Generations Ahead, which delivered a special 10-week program for 3rd and 4th graders, Roots and Fruits. To support the classroom learning, students came out to the farm on several occasions.
During our first outing in the farm, we were joined by master composters: Larry and Allen Christiansen from Christiansen Farms and Judy Herlihy from Compost Supply. They donated almost 75 cubic yards of fresh compost to get our garden going as part of the Million Tomato Compost Campaign. SEEDS planted over 300 tomato plants - and are celebrating the harvest this fall!
We ended the program with a cooking demonstration for the parents with Chef Patrick Williams. (see picture to the right)
About Dunne's Outdoor Classroom
The classroom was built by generous efforts with City of Chicago GreenCorps, SEEDS volunteers, and painted with the enthusiastic efforts of Dunne’s students.
Now, students who come to work at the mini-farm have a place to sit and listen to each other, and to teachers.