Melrose Elementary is one of our oldest partner schools - we began our Garden Ranger Program in the 2014-2015 school year! This year, the school reached out to us to help create a unique online program for its students. Like many schools adjusting to online learning, the school let us know that students greatly missed garden class.
With funding from the school and thanks to the hard work of Ranger Seema, we have launched a unique online garden program at Melrose that helped us catered to this student population.
Ranger Seema provides short garden "lessons" that help students have a couple of minutes to see the garden and also talk about how they are doing. Addressing mental health among students is very important, especially during these difficult times. We are glad to help in this aspect by connecting students to the garden!