Sensory garden


2016-2019 Special Project  STEM Sensory Garden, Amphitheater and Playground – Ninety percent of all raised funds will be utilized to pay for the Barnwell Elementary STEM Sensory Garden, Amphitheater and Playground.   This outdoor learning classroom will be built on the northwest side of Barnwell Elementary School, where the portables were removed.  The intent of this project is to build an outdoor classroom where teachers and students can gather and learn.   The outdoor sensory garden will allow students to learn in a dynamic beautiful setting through writing, art and lessons in measuring, prediction, nutrition and life sciences.  Currently, 34 schools in Fulton County School District maintain their own edible gardens which include raised beds, greenhouses, orchards and pots of herbs.  Lessons such as identifying edible plant parts, learning fractions by making salads, plant life cycles and experiential agriculture all support the standards based curriculum.  

 

1st Draft Design of Sensory Garden by Gibbs Landscape Co.

 

The Barnwell Foundation's annual Spring Fling with Online Silent Auction was a huge success!  We raised $16,000 for Barnwell Elementary School's Sensory Garden.  Thank you to everyone who donated, sponsored, attended or volunteered for this event. Pictures from Tanner Photography are posted.  Special thanks to our Spring Fling Business Benefactors: 

Classic Cadillac of Atlanta

USA Drivers Inc.

PM&A

Huge thanks to our Sponsors who provided the tastings, delicious food, and beautiful location:

Country Club of the South

Krogers

United Distributors

Eagle Rock Distributing

Chateau Ste Michelle

Richland Rum

Old South barrel aged whiskey  


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JOHNS CREEK, GA 30022