Garden
Type
Butterfly Garden
Herb Garden
Vegetable Garden
Flower Garden
Multipurpose Landscape
Indoor containers
Purpose
Curricula Match
Environmental Education
Nutrition Education
Beautification, Landscaping
Community Service
Location
Outdoors
Use
During School Year Only
School/Organization
Type
Private
Grades
pre-K
Elementary
Middle
Jr. High
Location
Suburban

Gordon School

Independent RI School

Principal: Ralph Wales
No. of Students: 375

Address: 45 Maxfield Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
US

Telephone: (401)434-3833
Fax: (401)431-0320
Email: jketner@gordonschool.org
Website: http://www.gordonschool.org

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About Our Program

There are several gardens maintained by different classrooms. The one I help the children grow is the Early Childhood Garden attended by 85 children. We start seeds inside on a sunny windowsill, for example, tomatoes, basil, zinnias - and outside, for example, lettuce, parsley, radishes.

Our harvest is typically enough for several days of snacks in Spring and Fall, and, typically, we make a giant batch of tomato sauce, too, for later use.

The garden has two composters, and we are working on getting a roof water collection system in place.

Our goal is mainly to help children connect with the natural world and to learn how food is grown using organic methods. There are other gardens, too, tied into curriculum, for instance, featuring the herbs of early America and another designed to attract butterflies.

Contact Person

Jacqui Ketner

Address: Gordon School/45 Maxfield/East Prov. RI 02914
Phone: 401-434-3833
Email: jketner@gordonschool.org
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