Teaching Garden unveiled at Robert Taylor Elementary School
– First-graders assist in planting fruit trees in celebration of Arbor Day
April 25, 2014
HENDERSON, NEV. – A teaching garden will be unveiled at Robert Taylor Elementary School, 144 Westminster Way in Henderson, on Friday, April 25, at 11 a.m. First grade students will assist in planting five citrus trees to mark the occasion, which also happens to be Arbor Day.
The Teaching Garden is funded by The LandWell Company, developer of the 2,200-acre Cadence planned community. Program partners include the American Heart Association, GTI and Garden Farms.
Students will learn how to plant seeds, nurture plants and harvest produce with assistance from a gardener. The students will also learn how to make healthy meals from the produce they harvest.
GTI built the garden boxes and landscaped the Teaching Gardens area at the school to ensure the best learning experience for the students. Garden Farms works with the students on planting, tending and harvesting the garden, while the American Heart Association provides classroom programming and gardening assistance.
In addition to the citrus trees, students will transplant tomato and cucumber plants into the garden along with a variety of herbs.
Cadence, a 2,200-acre planned community located in Henderson, Nev., has 450 acres of open space, which includes a 50-acre central park and 100-acre sports park. The community offers a bike share program, free Wi-Fi in public parks, and interconnects with the many Henderson bicycle and walking trails such as the Las Vegas Wash Trail and River Mountains Loop Trail. Four school sites, retail centers including a grocery store and other services, and nearby business parks are also part of Cadence. Cadence is being developed by The LandWell Company, the real estate development division of Basic Management, Inc., which has a distinguished history in Southern Nevada. The 13,250-home community offers a variety of residential neighborhoods with a broad cross-section of homes starting from the low $200,000s. Visit www.cadencenv.com for more information.