Why, more opportunities for Claxton students to make things grow—and grow from the experience.
The new additions are planters that will soon host beds that advance the curricular themes featured in the Art Garden: a butterfly garden, seasonal bed, shapes and colors bed, and North Carolina indigenous plants beds.
Students will have the opportunity to plant and tend the beds as a tie-in to their curriculum. How cool to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and then see it taking place! Or to practice identifying shapes and colors with flowers you've planted. And what a treat to study Cherokee culture while growing what they have traditionally harvested.
We were able to purchase materials thanks to a grant from Buncombe County Master Gardeners. And community volunteers from Duke Energy were generous enough to donate their time to build the planters. Our sincere thanks for all the support both groups have shown Claxton.
Keep your eyes peeled as the Art Garden really starts growing!