RIDGEFIELD — First-graders in Brigid Taylor’s class at Union Ridge Elementary School are managing a garden plot filled with seeds they planted in science class.
Each Wednesday, students walk from their classroom to the Blue Heron Community Garden downtown to plant more seeds and check on others. The students also monitor air and weather to see how it could impact their plants.
The students plotted the garden in early spring, drawing a layout. They brought their own seed packets from home and learned from the labels when to plant them and how much sun and water each required. Eventually, they will be able to harvest vegetables and enjoy flowers.
“These kids are truly bringing their learning to life,” Taylor said, according to a news release.