Mt Pleasant Elementary
The force behind the MPE garden is second grade teacher Wendy Turner, who won the 2014 Delaware Nature Society Outstanding Environmental Educator award and spearheaded a myriad of other activities that led to MPE’s Green Ribbon School Award in 2015. Wendy says, “Having the garden at our school has been an amazing experience. Our students have been highly engaged in hands on learning. They have learned where food comes from, about the life cycle of plants, how to plant and harvest, and the value of eating healthy snacks. This type of experience is invaluable. The garden provides the opportunity for us to engage in a true collaborative and community effort.”
The MPE garden was built August 2014 thanks to a grant from the Patti Mishaw Foundation, with additional funding provided by The Whole Kids Foundation and Sigma Xi Du Pont Chapter. Together with a host of school volunteers, HFHK’s board member Madeline Dobbs and her husband Chuck helped build the garden. Madeline and Chuck adopted MPE since Chuck’s daughter had been a student there many years ago.
Learn more about Mt Pleasant Elementary here: http://brandywineschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2833