WHAT IS THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM?
The PTO-sponsored Outdoor Classroom provides a range of materials and opportunities to support teachers and educate and inspire students through experimentation and example. The raised beds, perennial gardens and fairy garden are planted, watered and harvested by students, teachers and parent volunteers.
WHAT IS CHICKERING GROWS?
Chickering GROWS is a PTO-sponsored initiative that encourages students to learn about gardening while connecting with the Chickering community. Students develop important life skills like patience and responsibility as they care for a living thing. This year the program will look a little different than the past few years. STAY TUNED to learn more about the new Chickering GROWS in collaboration with Chickering Cafe, our school food program.
WHAT IS THE POWISSET PIZZA KIT?
In partnership with Powisset Farm, we will be GROWing organic tomatoes, peppers and basil this Spring! Powisset Farm is a Trustees of Reservations property that dates back more than 300 years right here in Dover, MA! Powisset Farm has both visited Chickering and hosted Chickering students at the farm this school year! Farmer Tim from Powisset will be helping us plant a pizza garden in the Outdoor Classroom! Additionally, Dover PTO has purchased a hydroponic planter to grow pizza toppings year round in the Chickering Cafe! YUM!
WHAT IS THE INTERGENERATIONAL GARDEN PROGRAM?
The Outdoor Classroom welcomes our friends at the Dover Council on Aging (COA) to grow alongside our students. Our shared goal is for students and seniors to experience increased wellness from the therapeutic qualities of gardening as well as create lasting and meaningful connections with one another!
CHECK OUT OUR PADLET!
The Outdoor Classroom Padlet is an interactive online wall that students can access at school through Clever as well as at home. Check out the Outdoor Classroom Padlet to post and view photos school garden activities and events: https://padlet.com/community18/OutdoorClassroom