Speech Sensational Garden

The Sensational Garden was started in April 2016 with assistance from Diana McCall and the Black Mountain Community Garden. It is called Sensational to have plants /items that highlight the 5 senses: see, hear, smell, taste, and touch! 

The goal of the garden is for students to learn how to grow, take care of, and eat from the garden, while improving their speech and language skills (i.e. articulation, speaking in words and sentences, follow directions, take turns and talk with others, and problem solve). 

Last year, we focused on the following words (many that had to do with "l" sound): lettuce, lemon balm, lavender, basil, dill, cilantro, look, and shovel. We also grew strawberries and was so excited when we got 1 strawberry to share. 

This year, we are  also working on "k and hard c" while growing lettuces, lavender, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cilantro, and flowers. We have been harvesting carrots in October and November! They sure are delicious! 

Child gardening