The children at P.S. 197 have been learning about healthy living and taking care of our earth. In order to expand our emphasis on recycling, and ecological issues, we have a school/community garden. Gardens provide a dynamic and safe environment to promote inquiry based learning through hands-on experiences. Growing a garden also helps promote physical activity, motivates kids to eat and love fruits and vegetables, and builds teamwork, leadership skills, and self-confidence.
This endeavor has broad support from our student body, parents, and administration.