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The Garden in Photos

July 16, 2022 am31 10:38 am

My school has a small garden. Had. One of our teachers, Tony, now retired, made it a project, starting in 2006. He, or the horticulture club, or the environmental club, planted it and tended it. There were at various times vegetables, and flowers. There was a lot of ground cover. They were looking for biodiversity. There was a butterfly bush dedicated to Yvonne Fiorello, our first Biology teacher. There is a tree dedicated to the principal’s late father. There are raspberry and blackberry bushes, that, at least until a week ago, yielded quite nicely. There is a bench dedicated to Angelina Wills, 2008. Sadly, we dedicated another to Steven Nuñez, 2015. There were ferns, and trees and flowers. Flagstones, benches, a birdhouse… Each year, or so it seemed, Tony pushed the borders of the garden further and further. Things grew in the garden, but the garden itself was growing. Was.

The garden was beautiful, and relaxing, an oasis. It was lush. I hope that someone finds a way to restore it, to reverse the damage the Department of Education did.

Winter Storm, 2010

Planting, 2008

Dedicating Angelina WIlls’ Memorial Bench
Yours truly. This ran in the Wall Street Journal

Graduation, 2022

Some shots from during the pandemic

And today

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2022 pm31 12:03 pm 12:03 pm

    Hey. Sickening. Are you sure Lehman didn’t do this? BethWise


    • July 16, 2022 pm31 12:06 pm 12:06 pm

      This was the DoE. Lehman loved our garden.

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