Susan Engel wrote -
Newark Christian School is operating K-8, open since 1984, in a poverty stricken area of Newark, New Jersey. For years our teachers have wished for a school garden, some years using a vacant lot on the street. Having our own garden will enable practical lessons in science, history, and health, getting their hands dirty and tasting the fruit of their labors in a concrete ridden city where few families attempt to grow their own food. Our goals are: 1)to ignite a passion in kids to pay attention to what goes into their bodies 2) to provide hands on learning experiences 3) to let kids bring this knowledge home to their families 4) to beautify the school grounds 5) to get parents involved.