Southlake Journal

November 18, 2013

Covenant Christian Academy grows learning with garden

Pre-k to fourth grade students will use the school’s new garden as part of their curriculum.

Covenant Christian Academy has added another dimension to its education by building a campus garden.

The Colleyville school recently its Garden Center that will be used to support the campus’s pre-k- to fourth-grade curriculum.

Brenda Huckins, Covenant Christian’s director of marketing & community, said the garden will tie into what younger students are learning.

“For the kids to have hands-on experience with planting and cultivating and harvesting, it’s very much a part of the classical model,” she said.

The garden composed of several flower beds that make a star burst shape and sits next to the building housing preschool to fourth-graders. A garden has been in the academy’s plans, but parent advocates helped push it to the top of the to-do list.

Students will use the garden to harvest plants from time periods and areas they are studying. As an example, she said when students study Egypt, they will plant vegetables popular in that country, such as leeks and garlic.

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