D.I.G: Dwight Englewood in the Garden

Program Type: 
School Cafeterias, Kitchen Classrooms, Garden Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Middle School, High School
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About the Program: 

Dwight Englewood School now has three vegetable gardens that support programs in the three divisions of the school.  In lower school, garden work and lessons are integrated into the science curriculum.  In middle school, students can elect the practical sustainability class "D.I.G" (Dwight Englewood in the Garden) or join gardening club, and in high school the garden supports projects in various classes, from Latin to Ethnobotany, as well as a cafeteria composting initiative. We plan to add two bee hives in the spring of 2017 and have done the work to remove a local ban on chicken-keeping, so the way is clear for us to bring chickens to the garden at some point in the future.

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