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Our Garden

The LIS school garden is a wonderful, wild & green 800qm space next to our school. Teachers, students and parents use it happily as an outdoor classroom or a meeting point for community-based activities.

We believe that the school garden helps our students to connect with the natural world and the source of their food. Besides teaching the students gardening basics, they automatically improve personal and social skills as well as explore other subjects, such as math, science, art, health and physical education in a different context.

With the weekly Garden Workouts Gitte has gotten lots of parents involved and given them the chance to be a part of something rewarding while also getting to know other members of the LIS community.

Together we grow, harvest and create products for our LIS Farmers Market which takes place at the school four times a year. The money we raise with our homegrown and handmade products we reinvest in the school garden.

Our school garden gives us space to get together as a community, away from jobs and other commitments. Frequently, we catch up with each other to see how everyone is doing. Garden workout, Garden Weekends, Garden Academy, end of year parties or picnics - there are many ways for the school community to use the garden with its creative, peaceful and refreshing atmosphere.

 

Garden Tours with Gitte

 

Garden Tour 1



 

Garden News

GARDEN STAGE
Ferdinand from Grade 12 organized and buildt a stage in our School Garden as his CAS project. He was supported in this endeavour by Jörg (professional carpenter and parent in primary school). Super trooper!!!

GREEN HOUSE
Over the wintertime we finished building our greenhouse. Now we have enough space to start the season a bit early and to grow our own plants. The greenhouse was financed by the Farmers Market which Grade 4 organized in June 2019. Well done!!

COLORFUL PLANT SIGNS

It is helpful to know what is actually growing in the garden. Anastasia, Jessica and Haun from Grade 12 used the cold season to create really beautiful plant signs. Their CAS Experience gives us great orientation in the school garden.

SCHOOL GARDEN COMMITTEE
We are really happy that we finally founded a real school garden committee with dedicated parents who help organize community-based activities & events in the school garden. Warm welcome to Luisa, Doris, Tali, Julie & Susanne.

2nd PLACE IN NATION-WIDE GARDEN COMPETITION
LIS School Garden won 2nd Place (of 37 submissions) in a nation-wide garden competition in August 2019. An initiative called "Wir Tun Was Für Bienen" (We're doing something for the bees) created the competition for any organisation doing something to improve their surroundings to aid the bees. Please see all details here: wir-tun-was-fuer-bienen.de/home.html

 

 

Contact us

School Garden Coordinator:
Gitte Vogel-Sirin

T: +49 341 393 77 737

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Morning Workout

What & When?

If you enjoy gardening and community work, please come along and enjoy the fun. Tools, coffee, tea and professional guidance will be provided. Everyone is very welcome!

Every Tuesday from 8:30-10:30

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