During its April 23 meeting, the Board of Education approved to add Sustainable Living: Garden to Table — a new sixth-grade course in sustainable living through gardening and food preparation — to Middlebrook School’s course offerings next school year.
The new course will replace the current sewing and textiles course, which sixth graders are required to take as part of Middlebrook’s family and consumer science program.
The current budget for the sewing and textiles course will be diverted toward the new sustainable living course.
The only additional costs will be for eight new garden beds and $1,762.56 in developmental funds to pay two staff members to align and map the curriculum over the summer.