Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Project Description:
Students constructed two composting bins in the fall and added raw materials during the winter months. In April, students designed and constructed two raised bed gardens. In May, the beds were filled with a mixture of compost and soil. The final step was to plant potatoes in the garden.

Fostering Lifelong Stewardship:
Students were very engaged in this project as stewards of God’s creation. Many had never raked a leaf or dug in the dirt before this project. Their knowledge of natural resources and human impact on resources was very limited prior to collecting and graphing data observed through the composting bins. After planting, several students wanted all the information so they could have a garden at home.

Partners:
ABVM grounds and maintenance

Teachers:
3

Students:
150

Funder:
GVSU College of Education

Showcase Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS_t0RfGeSE&t=5s