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By Jennifer Simms
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Heatherwood first grade visits growing gardens

 

October 28, 2017

Photo by Jennifer Simms Students in Mrs. Siemel and Mrs. Bach’s first grade (from left) Louis Lopez Ramirez-Saenz, Jr., Sean Langerud, Kevin Day, George Friedland, Kinslee Owen, Kaila Schirmer, Rafael Aguirre, James Churnside, Analia Ecklund, Ryder Simms, Violet Richmond, Ian Zafiratos, and Ebba Stankus pose in front of the Growing Gardens gate during their recent field trip.

Roots, stems, leaves and more! Heatherwood first-graders are learning about plants this fall. As part of this unit of study, students took a field trip to Growing Gardens in north Boulder on Oct. 10, where they observed and tasted plants like carrots and sage, planted seeds to take home, studied bees, and even sampled fresh honey. Growing Gardens is a non-profit organization founded in 1998. Its mission is to Cultivate community through sustainable urban agriculture.

Photo by Jennifer Simms Heatherwood first graders Ebba Stankus, Kinslee Owen, Kaila Schirmer, Analia Ecklund, Ryder Simms, Violet Richmond, and Rafael Aguirre make observations about a bed of carrots during their recent field trip to Growing Gardens.

 

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