Marion Institute program creating six new gardens at New Bedford schools

Apr 26, 2021

The Marion Institute announced on April 22 that its Grow Education program has received funding to build six new gardens and add new features to their 12 existing outdoor spaces at New Bedford Public Schools.

Grow Education creates community gardens at schools as a platform for inclusive experiential and project-based learning, according to a statement.

The gardens will be built this summer for use starting next school year, and will function as an “outdoor classroom” where students learn relevant lessons about earth science, environmental and agricultural sustainability and nutrition.

The funds for the new gardens come from the city’s Community Preservation Act grant.

Grow Education works with New Bedford public schools and community organizations to support STEM education while incorporating skills for healthy living and career opportunities in STEM-related fields.