The children’s garden, located in the courtyard, is our well loved organic edible garden. It is surrounded by a butterfly garden and serves our school as an outdoor classroom. It is one more way SPE is such a special place! Every student at SPE has the opportunity to come out and plant in the garden with their classroom. Classrooms watch their gardens grow and then enjoy the fruits of their labor. Last year, over 350 SPE students planted classroom gardens. After harvest, students were able to sample delicious recipes and foods made with the produce from their own classroom garden bed. It is a wonderful opportunity for hands-on active learning about nutrition, sustainability, science and good stewardship. Throughout the year we support:
- Family Garden Days
- The Annual Green Market
- Planting and Harvest with SPE Classrooms
- Garden Lesson Plans tied to IB and Common Core
- Community Partnerships in Miami Beach
Everyone is welcome. No experience required and we have plenty of gloves! See the garden in action.