Overgrown area becomes a resting spot
This project engaged students in the environment around our school property. It involved use of gardening tools and activities associated with Farm to School projects. Therefore, a description of the project has been added to this Farm to School site.
Our Land Committee, comprising of staff and students, decided to clear out the area under a large tree between our soccer fields. This location was slated to become a shaded area for a stone bench next to the school's walking path. The bench was paid for with grant funding supplied by the Vermont Principal's Association.
Staff used various saws to cut off dangerous tree limbs and unsightly brush beneath the tree.
Students and teachers hauled limbs into the forest, lopped off small brush below the tree, and raked up all the debris.
Here the tree is after all the labor.
Students on the Land Committee visited a stone supplying business to consider the materials to be used for St. Albans City School's bench.
A bench similar to these ones, was planned to be constructed under the tree by a stone mason before the end of April 2015
The bench was actually built by late August. Here are a group of students enjoying the shade.
Students and staff walking the trail and enjoying a rest on the bench.