Planting Fun

Planting Fun Photo

Students, teachers and staff members at Cherokee Street Elementary School recently welcomed Peter Walsh and Sue Avery from the Seatuck Environmental Organization of Islip to work with students in designing a special garden in front of the school.

“The garden will contain a variety of species from around Long Island and will serve as a learning science laboratory for the Cherokee community,” said Cherokee Street Elementary School second-grade teacher Sandra Fantauzzi. “Over time, we will look to collect and propagate plant material in order to expand the garden and further support the preservation of Long Island’s native plant populations.”

Students were actively involved in designing the garden, and indicated that they were eager to see the plant life grow once planting begins in June of 2017.