Yesterday, the third graders in Ms. Choi and Ms Chatalian’s class had the opportunity to visit the Washington Youth Garden at the US National Arboretum.
We went on a scavenger hunt in the garden and got to try out different types of herbs that we’ve never tried before like sorrel, fennel, lemon basil and chives. We ran our fingers through the many different types of mint to smell the differences in the types. We also learned about vermaculture or worm composting and about why healthy soil is important to the garden. We even got to sample fresh raspberries straight from the bush! We also got to look at different types of gardens within the arboretum!
Our trip helped us to become excited about gardening and we are eager to take everything we’ve learned at the WYG back to the Stoddert Garden!!