Macomber gardeners’ grew veggies, bugs

Macomber gardeners pose for a team photo at their school. Macomber gardeners pose for a team photo at their school.

Macomber gardeners pose for a team photo at their school.

Macomber gardeners pose for a team photo at their school.

Thank you to the Westport Citizens Betterment Fund for supporting the Macomber School garden this year. Students were able to start vegetables from seed in their classrooms and watch them grow. They cared for the plants and measured their growth rate. The new seedlings were then carefully placed into two raised beds on the school grounds. In addition to caring for their plants, students also hatched praying mantis from egg cases to add to their garden for natural pest control.

This program was a part of the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s Watershed Education Program. Each year from PreK to high school students learn about different aspects of their watershed. The Westport River Watershed Alliance provides the program as a compliment to the science curriculum each grade is covering for the year. It provides a hands-on way for students to not only learn science, but also about the habitats that are in their own backyards.

Shelli Costa

Education director, Westport Watershed Alliance

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