|Whitewater Middle students prepare soil for their new gardens|
Learn how you can nurture school gardens, local foods
May 16 – The River District invites you to Whitewater Middle School 6:30-8 p.m. May 22 to see our new learning gardens for students and to hear plans for a community gardening program called Whitewater Farms. The River District also seeks volunteers to help with the gardens, particularly this summer after school ends. Everyone is welcome.
These gardens are part of an ambitious River District effort to boost our students’ learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math – often called STEM. Similar gardens are under way at Mountain Island, Ida Rankin and Catawba Heights elementary; and River Oaks and Whitewater academies.
• LEARN MORE: Visit catawbariverdistrict.org.
• DIRECTIONS: Whitewater Middle is at 1520 Belmeade Drive, Charlotte. MAP
• VOLUNTEER: We need help maintaining the schoolyard gardens this summer. Interested? EMAIL Edna Chirico or call 704-562-8847.