With the assistance of Yaffa Lamm, CIJE STEM coach, Mrs. Leah Karr has begun a unit of gardening with the oldest students of IVDU LI. The students assisted Mr. Dovid Moshayev, physical therapist, in constructing the garden bed, physically building the structure, and adding in the soil. Students used shovels, hoes, and rakes to prepare the ground and lay out the new soil in preparation to plant vegetables.
Through the guidance of Yaffa Lamm, Mrs. Karr has taught her students what vegetables could grow during each season. The students have prepped the onions and potatoes in cups to allow the roots and buds to come out, in anticipation of planting. The students are looking forward to planting the vegetables and continuing to watch them grow.