Marigolds on Main
I live in a comparatively small city on the east coast of Canada. We have a fantastic view of the Bay of Fundy.... which empties into the Atlantic Ocean for those of you not familiar with the area.... four beautiful seasons to enjoy each year, friendly people and an amazing population of young people,aka, kids!!
Every year for the past 15 years, the children of our city are bused or walked to one of the main streets in the city which is called....hmmmm, what is it called again, oh yeah, Main Street!! Here the children, accompanied by their faithful and patient teachers and family come to plant Marigolds. The students have nurtured these plants from seeds, and in the process have learned first hand about biology, history of that part of the city, community involvement,planning, patience, co-operation and the immeasurable joy of seeing the fruits of ones labor. I personally think their teachers should each receive an award of merit as well!!!
|Here, little guys, you stay here and grow up strong!!|
I happened to be present at the fun exercise this year and was able to get a couple of pictures to show you what can happen at the grass roots.... or in this case, the marigold roots, level!!!!
|Just a bit of water to get started!|
|It was a cool day so some of the pre-K youngsters sought refuge after their work was done.|
|Everyone loves a day away from the books!!|
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