Two 3rd Grade classes recently partnered with schools in San Anselmo, California and Portland, Oregon to exchange seeds saved from each school’s garden, as well as write letters to the respective students.
Bell School received a variety of interesting seeds such as showy milkweed, California poppies, lovage, slipper gourd, and elephant head (amaranth) to name a few, which we will plant in the Spring.
The kids are all hoping for another round of letters to and from their pen-pals as it was super exciting to not only receive a personalized letter, but to learn about another 3rd grader living across the country!
Check out some of the photos of letters and seed packets exchanged. More examples of the letters will be posted on the garden’s bulletin boards in the reception areas at Lower and Upper Bell after February break. They make great reading and show how much the kids enjoy working on garden-related projects.