The fifth grade has been working to harvest seeds from our native plant garden. Students worked with a volunteer from Tricycle Farms to diagnose local watershed and pollution challenges and how those issues can be addressed by promoting native plants. They studied the specific plants in our garden and worked over successive weeks to harvest, label, and store the seeds from those plants. The students are now learning how to germinate new plants. The class will soon have to decide how to use their new seedlings to positively impact the local ecosystem.