THOMAS PAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GARDEN PROJECT  BEGAN IN JUNE 2015

 AN OUTDOOR CLASSROOM TO EXPAND THE LEARNING

Tucked away between the corridors of Thomas Paine Elementary School was a secret garden, over grown, but full of potential...
Volunteers cut down trees and pulled the weeds...
Country Arbors donated mulch and volunteers hauled and spread it in the garden...
 
...preparing the garden for its future as a Sensory Garden.
Gardens will be created for each of the five senses
Recycled and reclaimed materials will be used to create structures that add to the sensory experience
Hands on activities throughout the garden will encourage the kids to explore the sensory gardens and add their own touches.
If you would like to volunteer in the Sensory Garden or donate materials or funds for the project, please contact Jamie: minnaert@illinois.edu
We have made a lot of progress in the School Garden!  View the slide show to see how much the garden and the students have grown!
Here is the link to the google slide show: Thomas Paine Garden Slideshow