February 26th, 2014
We recently began our sixth grade “Drop in the Bucket” lesson during garden class, highlighting the importance of water conservation. The lesson includes a trip to the garden’s rainwater tanks, which serve as one way to reuse water. During this lesson, I continue to be amazed at students’ knowledge of how the rainwater tanks work, as well as their their ability to reflect on ideas of how to personally conserve water. Water conservation continues to be a topic of discussion here in the garden, especially as students built the newest addition to the space - the graywater basin. The graywater basin, located just off of the outdoor kitchen, is a 6” deep basin filled with unique water-loving plants that receive and recycle water from...