Uncategorized July 20, 2022

Lincoln Elementary School Garden

Lincoln Elementary School in SE Evanston is one of ten public elementary schools in District 65 that serves the Evanston area community.  They have a lovely school garden filled with flowers (looks like native pollinators to me), vegetables (i spotted, arugula, swiss chard, lettuce, strawberries, tomatoes and perhaps more!)  There are two fruit trees and a total of 6 raised beds that kids get to enjoy viewing the fruits of their labor.  This gardening privilege is parent driven all volunteer based with the “buy-in” of some teachers and the principal that encourages hands on learning.  When my youngster attended the school i was a parent “helper” that would encourage kids to get their hands dirty- YES our food comes from here BEFORE it gets in the supermarket!  Its amazing how many children don’t get this exposure and the visitors that come by- they’ve had baby bunnies nest in the strawberries!  Enjoy the photos!  Located at the NW Corner of Main and Forest Avenue in Evanston 60202.