Posted On Aug 16 2012
Students at Floyd Middle School will take their science studies outdoors to a new organic garden on the school campus! The garden served as a summer project for volunteers from Pace Cetters, an Atlanta-area professional women’s organization supporting community connections with businesses. Floyd parent Natalie Smith and Pace Cetters representative Beth Estes also involved Kara Greenwood of Goldman Sachs, who helped secure grant funding for the garden through the company’s “Goldman Sachs Gives” program.
Volunteers from Pace Cetters and Goldman Sachs worked together to make the organic garden a functional outdoor learning environment for Floyd students. Floyd staffers Christine Gay and Karen Wade each participated in master gardening classes from Keep Cobb Beautiful to help learn best practices for maintaining the garden. These gardening techniques will be incorporated into the science curriculum, helping Floyd students apply what they learn in physical science and biology classes.