The Lower School Garden is an outdoor classroom where our students study ecology, connect with nature, learn about healthy eating and where their food comes from, and learn to take care of the environment. The Garden is a special hands-on learning environment in which all of our Lower School students play a role. Each grade level, Pre-Kindergarten through five, maintains this green space through various hands-on activities such as planting and tending vegetables and flowers, tilling soil, weeding, watering, pruning, and harvesting. The Lower School garden is a fully functioning garden where students learn through experience. Much of the food we grow is served in our school lunches. The Garden is fully integrated into the Lower School curriculum and allows Brimmer students to engage in authentic scientific observation and inquiry in an outdoor setting, right on campus.
The Garden is pesticide and herbicide-free and features raised vegetable beds, rain collecting barrels, and compost stations. It also contains a beautiful collection of native perennial plants that supports the native pollinator population.