This summer, ACTION students have been caring for the campus garden at 11 Grandview Avenue. Thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, faculty were able to put up a new fence, repair some of the garden beds, and purchase a new composter before the students arrived on campus. As part of their ACTION science curriculum, students then planted, weeded, kept nature journals, harvested, and of course, snacked. In addition, the students painted a new sign for the garden. Families visiting on the final day of ACTION were able to take home some of the produce, including kale, herbs, green beans, peppers, and zucchini.
ACTION is an academic enrichment program at Rye Country Day School for highly motivated public school students entering grades 7, 8, or 9. ACTION offers a diverse range of educational challenges both on and off campus. The program promotes confidence and strength of character while helping students grow academically and develop as leaders. For more information about ACTION, visit ryecountryday.org/action.