Caze Elementary School’s building surrounds a beautiful interior courtyard that has been developed into an outdoor classroom for the students, which was established in 2005. Most recently an after-school garden club has been created, integrating many gardening and environmental topics into the curriculum. The children take lessons on gardening, nutrition, plant growth, wildlife, and other pertinent topics. Together with Master Gardeners, the children learn how to start seeds, plant, and care for the plants, which include vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, and berries. The program provides valuable education to the children and allows them the opportunity to eat food that they have grown themselves.
Pam Costello and her team at Caze Elementary School won a Shirley James “Greening the Community” Award at the 22nd annual Celebration of Leadership Award ceremonies. Launched by Pam, The program provides valuable education to the children and allows them to eat food that they have grown themselves.