Root Elementary Breaks Ground on Sensory Garden

Education Planting Tree

Root Elementary in Raleigh hosted a tree-planting ceremony May 23 to mark the beginning of the school’s Five Senses Garden, a sensory garden that will encourage children to touch everything, learn how and why things grow, and write and draw about what they see, hear, touch, taste and smell.

Students will add annuals to the garden each year to support teachers and the health and science curricula. The garden is a joint collaboration between Root Elementary, N.C. State University’s Horticulture Club and Greenscapes, a local landscaper. Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Poe Center presented a $500 grant at the ceremony to help fund the garden.

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