Submitted by: Tim Waldorf, District 15
Third-grade teachers at Jane Addams School are ready to see just how green their thumbs can get.
The group recently attended a workshop titled Exploring School Gardens. This workshop helped the teachers prepare themselves for the introduction of an organic garden at Jane Addams.
"School gardens connect students to their schools by developing within them a sense of pride and ownership, which, in turn, improves their attitudes toward school," said Nancy Froy, a third-grade teacher at Jane Addams.
"School gardens also promote good nutrition and healthy lifestyles, and they foster an increased awareness of …