Does a tree grow in Brooklyn? Probably, but a flourishing garden definitely grows at Nixon Elementary School. After COVID and a long winter’s nap, the enclosed courtyard needed a little tending to with flowerbeds being overgrown with weeds and left to settle for too long.
Roxbury’s district landscaper Mike Renzetti and district groundskeeper Nick Pinto spent the day on Tuesday sharing their knowledge and teaching the K-4 students about how to maintain and bring their Husky Garden back to life.
Each class spent time weeding the raised garden beds, turning the soil, and planting new flowers. Students were able to get hands-on help and ask questions of Mr. Mike and Mr. Nick.
Learning how to maintain their school garden allows students to learn about ecology, resource management, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles.