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Continuing to Grow A Love For Gardening

On rainy days and winter months when going out to the school gardens are impossible there are still great opportunities to expand the students’ knowledge of gardening in a variety of different subjects.  The Bridgeton Public Schools recently purchased 23 different books for West Avenue and Cherry Street that discuss gardening as it relates to science, social studies, math, and history.  These books include topics such as the benefit of bees, weird and interesting food habits around the world, and how past presidents like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington influenced gardening.  Continuing to foster the students’ interest in gardening even when they can’t physically go into the garden can help to encourage them to become physically active and try new, delicious fruits and vegetables.

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Bridgeton Public Schools

The Mission of the Bridgeton Public School District is to provide multiple pathways for all students to attain the Common Core State Standards and meet the needs of our diverse student population. All students will be provided with the opportunity and resources to succeed through the creation of state-of-the-art safe learning environments which will ultimately enable all students to graduate from.