Montis plant their own orchard
“When children come into contact with nature, they show what they are made of.” Maria Montessori. In keeping with this motto, the pupils of the Montessori School Wiesbaden have expanded their already existing vegetable garden to include a fruit and berry garden
In preparation for the children’s planting campaign, parents had already prepared the area during the Easter holidays, loosened the soil and removed roots and weeds. After spreading new topsoil, fresh planting holes for the trees and shrubs could be dug on the first school day after the Easter holidays
The pupils of the first to fourth grade planted a cherry tree, a mirabelle tree and two apple trees together. Complementing the fruit trees, the Montinis planted shrubs for currants, raspberries and blueberries
The children are already looking forward to a rich harvest of at least fresh berries in the coming weeks and months. Our fruit trees will certainly bear their first fruits in the coming years
Observing the life and flourishing of nature as well as actively accompanying the natural creation of food are particularly important experiences and lived sustainability for the children. The children take responsibility for the care, watering, weeding, pruning and harvesting. At the same time, the new fruit and berry garden creates such an important new habitat for insects and other animals. The first insects were already attracted by the blossoms of the apple tree directly during planting
The pupils and teachers enjoy the new patch of nature in front of their school building every day. We would like to thank the Hornbach company for the donation of the trees, shrubs and topsoil as well as the free delivery and expert advice on site! A big thank you to all the helpers!