Literacy through experience: the community garden

ILC students enjoy participating in Urban Eden, a community garden just outside the school on 26th St. This year, four students have rented beds for themselves and their families, and three beds were donated to the ILC for general use. Donations also help subsidize bed rental for low income students.

This month students helped fill beds with compost, planted in the flower beds, picked up trash in the area. We’re looking forward to using this outdoor classroom throughout the summer. Community partners Central United Methodist Church, St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kompost Kids, and Michigan Avenue neighbors all share space and resources at the garden, now in its fifth season.

A few beds are still available!

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