Munster High School recently received a donation of $1,000 from the members of the Munster Garden Club in support of a school STEM initiative called project GREEN. Project GREEN, which stands for Growing and Rewarding Educational Endeavors Naturally, is a 3-5 year interdisciplinary project engaging students in, hands on, experiential learning activities through the creation of a 21st century school garden and orchard. Teachers and students from a variety of departments are working together to create 2 distinct garden spaces within the interior courtyards of the school.
The first garden space is located in the North courtyard which houses the school’s greenhouse. Students will plant vegetables from seed in the greenhouse and then transplant them into one of three raised beds that were also built by students. The larger Central courtyard will soon be home to a student designed and created orchard. The Munster Garden Club’s generous support will help advance the project as it enters phase two of the project.
Phase two of the project focuses on our students designing and building an automated watering system, crafting a menu based on our local produce, and hosting a community dinner at the High School in the fall of 2019. Munster High School is grateful for the support of the Munster Garden Club and is confident that the seeds of knowledge they helped sow today will reap rewards long into the future.