For the 2017-2018 school year, Propel Braddock Hills is a proud recipient of a new grant funded garden space for all to enjoy! Students from Propel Braddock Hills Middle School and Propel Braddock Hills High School kicked the week off with Grow Pittsburgh to prepare the new Learning Garden in the Propel Braddock Hills Elementary outdoor space. Grow Pittsburgh and The Kitchen Community are partnering to bring schools Learning Gardens, ADA accessible outdoor classrooms built to fit organically into any school yard. They are designed to be easily managed spaces which schools take ownership over and incorporate into the structure and culture of their school community.The Learning Garden transforms urban schoolyards into vibrant gathering places bursting with life. Grow Pittsburgh and The Kitchen Community work together to plan garden spaces that are unique to each individual school they work with. On this morning, students worked together to plant cold weather crops that included peas, radish, carrots, kale, collards, lettuce, spinach, and beets. Students learned how to mix compost and top soil, as well as proper spacing of seeds within individual garden beds. Within a month, students will be able to harvest the crops and create a farm to table salad to enjoy with one another. After gardening, students worked alongside a Grow Pittsburgh gardener to make their own snack, consisting of a healthy dip to enjoy with carrots before heading back into the classroom!