The vision of PS 145 school’s stakeholders is to support all students through building on their strengths, family and community collaboration, rigorous instruction, social-emotional development, and an inclusive environment so that every child, regardless of background, becomes a healthy and productive adult. PS 145 is also deeply committed to the development of communication skills, specifically through the arts: visual, performing and fiber arts. We are looking to expand our approaches to an horticultural one. We are committed to providing our students with ample opportunities to help them learn what their interests are and help them harness the skills they all have within them. We would like to tap into this particular interests of our staff in hopes of bringing some of that excitement to our students.
Our garden will serve as a space to support the educational goals of our school, expose students to fresh and healthy garden produce, encourage stewardship of our environment, strengthen school community, and provide a place of exploration for our students. I am excited to be a part of the school garden community, and will support our school garden by allotting time for the garden committee to meet during school hours, encouraging teachers to participate in professional development courses that better enable them to use the garden as a learning tool, and by advocating for support from the school facilities staff.