Great things growing in the garden at La Mesa Dale Elementary School

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

At La Mesa Dale Elementary School, students learn about nature and connect with each other in the school garden. The garden provides a place for students to explore, ask questions, and learn about the natural world. In addition to teaching academic concepts, the garden helps students develop important life skills such as teamwork and communication.

The La Mesa Dale Garden Connects Students with Nature and Each other

Students working and learning in the garden at La Mesa Dale Elementary School
Students working and learning in the
La Mesa Dale Elementary garden

La Mesa Dale Elementary’s garden is proving to be a valuable resource for their students, staff, and community. On October 8th, 2016, the school held their Dig Day event, where everyone got a chance to help build the garden. Students got hands-on experience in developing and overseeing a project from start to finish.

The parents and teachers are excited about all the ways the garden will enrich the students’ education. They believe that by learning about where their food comes from, the kids will develop healthy eating habits and learn to appreciate seasonal, local produce.

The Benefits of School Gardens for Students

Students grow carrots in the La Mesa Dale Elementary School garden
Students grow carrots in the
La Mesa Dale garden

School gardens provide a unique and important opportunity for students to learn about nature and connect with each other. Gardens can help teach kids about where their food comes from, the seasons, and how plants grow. They also offer a place for kids to get exercise and explore their creativity. School gardens can help foster a sense of community among students, as they work together to care for the garden and harvest its produce.

The La Mesa Dale Elementary Garden: A Place To Learn and Grow

Aerial view of La Mesa Dale Elementary School garden
Aerial view of La Mesa Dale Elementary School garden

Gardens are an important part of education, and hopefully, more schools will incorporate them into their curriculum.

Parent volunteers help kids learn about nature and growing food and flowers in the La Mesa Dale Elementary School in the La Mesa – Spring Valley School District.