About the Garden
The Stoddert Garden was started four years ago as a learning lab for life sciences. Community members, students, and staff came together to build the garden from the ground up. The garden has since become a space with six raised beds growing vegetables, a large perennial garden, and two pollinator gardens. In the garden, you can also find herbs, and compost bins, and if you come at the right time of year, egg laying hens!
The Stoddert Garden is both a learning space for students as well as a welcoming, green space for the community. Led by the school’s garden coordinator, Hannah Schiff, the Stoddert students learn gardening skills and life science lessons.
Below are some examples of what students will study in the garden this year:
- K: Animals and their habitats.
- 1st: Trees, plants, and animals
- 2nd: Plants, animals, and states of matter
- 3rd: Ecosystems, climate, animal survival
- 4th: Animal and plant structures
- 5th: Ecosystems, food systems, conservation
The PTO’s vice-president of garden and sustainability for school year 2015-16 is Jessica O’Connell.
Help The Garden Grow
The school’s garden is truly a community effort and is only possible because of an all-hands-on-deck approach to garden care. The garden relies on a strong group of volunteers to keep the garden green and growing. The garden needs volunteers for:
- GARDEN MAINTENANCE
- ART IN THE GARDEN
- FARMERS’ MARKET
- CHICKEN CARE
- …AND ANY OTHER GARDEN TASK THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact email Ms. Hannah directly.
About Ms. Hannah
My name is Hannah Schiff, and this is my second year as the school garden coordinator! I am so excited to be joining the garden in its 6th year of beauty!
I have worked on an organic farm as well as an urban garden. Last summer, I went to San Francisco to teach science to elementary school students in high need of academic support.
I graduated from American University in 2014 with a degree in Spanish/Latin American Studies and Public Health.
I look forward to meeting all of you and having a great year in the garden!
- Help Prepare The Garden For Winter
- Get Out And Garden Day A Success!
- Chickens Arrive In Our Garden
- Reminder: No Dogs Allowed on Stoddert Grounds
- Farmer’s Market Needs Helping Picking Up Produce
- Sign Up For Weekend Chicken Care!
- Get Out and Garden Day – October 23rd
- Stoddert’s Fall Farmers Market
- Composition Books + Permission Slips Needed for Garden Class
- Stoddert School Garden Survey
- The Garden Needs Watering Help For The Summer
- April 21 & 28: Farmer’s Market Training For Interested Students
- Volunteers Needed For Farmer’s Market Pick Ups
- The Stoddert Chickens Are Coming Back
- Reminder About The Garden
- Garden Needs Your Help
- Garden Clean Up Day Announced