On Apr. 17, 2018, Foothills Elementary School participated in a community event called 719 Rocks.
Students decorated rocks with their own designs and sayings to create positivity within their school’s community garden.
This project was a combination of STEM and Art, making it a STEAM project, and was also in combination with Earth Day.
Every year, students plant and tend to the garden to grow a variety of different crops.
When that food is harvested the students get to create cultural dishes from different Spanish speaking countries, as well as donate most of the food they cultivate to the Colorado Springs Food Bank.
The garden expands every year with the addition of tools and a shed, as well as an irrigation system to help with watering the plants.
A special thanks goes out to C&C Sand and Stone as well as Concrete Couch for their help with supplies and designs for this project!