Teaching Opportunity: Imlay City community garden project offers knowledge for students
BY NICHOLAS PUGLIESE
810-452-2601 • NPUGLIESE@MIHOMEPAPER.COM
IMLAY CITY — Sustainable living as a teachable moment — that’s what students with Imlay City Schools (ICS) will experience as they tend to a new community garden project.
Hyponex/Scotts Miracle-Gro Company of Imlay City has partnered with the district on a project specifically designed to connect today’s students with gardens, greenspaces and healthy outdoor activity.
The idea for the program originated almost two years ago in a discussion between biology/environmental science teacher, Jeff Gartrell, and high school principal, Brian Eddy. The pair of Imlay City High School educators recognized a need to provide students authentic, hands-on experiences with biology and promote an understanding of agriculture and the types of important agricultural systems that surround the school district.