ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN CLEAN-UP


HOW DOES OUR GARDEN GROW? 

Well, first it’s time to it clean up! We are so excited to start construction on our new Mary Lin Learning Garden next month! The students will be using our current beds for Spring/Summer Plantings in a few weeks.

Thanks to the group of parents and students who came out on Saturday, March 25th to get the beds fresh and ready to go. 

Are you interested in being part of the Mary Lin Garden Club? Please contact Andy Woodworth, Garden Club Chair andy.woodworth@gmail.com or 404-759-3826  Parents and students welcome!

Summer Garden Bed Rental info coming soon…

 

Eagle Scout Project – Habitat Clean Up

Ben Shipp, a local high school Boy Scout, worked hard in the Mary Lin Habitat this weekend (3/12-3/13). For his Eagle Scout project, Ben is cleaning up our outdoor amphitheater classroom and will be building and installing new picnic tables in the next two weeks!

Check out his hard work:
– Screwed down a board that was sticking up from the deck
– Put a new seat on the broken bench
– Scrubbed the entire chalk board and got rid of the mold and algae growing on it
– Cleaned the chalkboard and left us a new box of chalk!
– Picked up trash from the entire site
– Swept off the platform and the seats

UPDATE:

Ben and fellow Boy Scouts had their second work day on Saturday, March 25th and built 4 wood picnic benches for our Habitat!

 

Our amphitheater and Habitat look so much better now! We can’t wait for the students and teachers to use the cleaned up space when it gets warmer out.
Thanks Ben!!

Mary Lin Education Foundation grants $25,000 to the Outdoor Classroom and Learning Garden

Mary Lin Education Foundation granted $25,000 for the implementation of Phase 1 of our school’s new Outdoor Classroom. The Mary Lin Outdoor Classroom and Learning Garden will provide students with real-life experiences, outdoor labs, observations and investigations that will assist our students in the learning process. All subjects or curriculum can be presented in an outdoor classroom and all ages can take advantage of learning in the great outdoors. The funds will be used to widen and grade the hill by the art room patio, mitigate erosion and drainage problems, remove and replace some trees, and provide new planting areas and pathways. Additionally, we plan for new seating for the art room patio as well as the Mary Lin Habitat so that students can participate in hand-on learning in a natural wetland area like they did for many years pre-construction.

Thank you to MELF for your support and to the parents, staff, students and community for their generous contributions to our annual Rocket Fuel Fund!