Marshall HS Students Honor Earth Day by Sprucing Up Native Species Garden

School News
April 25, 2019

students in gardenForty Marshall High students spent Earth Day sprucing up the native species garden, urban wildlife habitat, and outdoor classrooms in the school courtyard. Students planted tomatoes, peppers, and sunflowers in the raised vegetable beds. The plants were raised from seed by senior Ethan Cottle in the hothouse he built in his basement.  Over the next weeks, students will be planting native plants. In one of the gardens, there are three different shrubs planted last year. Each one is producing seeds and fruit appealing to native birds at a different time of year. Studies show that outdoor learning delivers many benefits, including reducing stress, improving mood, boosting concentration, and increasing student engagement at school. Contact Barbara Brown at bdbrown@fcps.edu.