TIS Community Garden Being Planned by DT Students

Grade 9 and 10 students in the Design Technology (DT) class have been working on design concepts for the new TIS Community Garden. Their ideas will be presented to the TIS community during an exhibition Monday, January 20 in the MPR. Please join the students at 3:30 p.m. to view the design ideas and offer feedback.

The students have been working hard in design teams to develop group concepts for the TIS Community Garden, which we believe will also be the first of the kind in Tashkent. To view a map of similar gardens around the world, click on this link: http://tashschool.libguides.com/content.php?pid=516240&sid=4248037

Students have also designed individual products (sheds, compost bins, fences, planting boxes, learning areas and others) as part of their team vision.

In the last few years, community gardens have been developed in towns, cities and schools in different parts of the world to bring communities together. As in other schools, our community garden will provide opportunities for students, parents, and staff to communicate, socialize, and to learn. A community garden also helps students and adults learn how to develop scientific and language projects and develop drawing and designing skills. They have been used for After-School Activities, student-led events, community service, sustainable and eco-projects, and for student council groups, as a small example of the innumerous possibilities that can be achieved by growing a community garden.

Thank you to David Henry, TIS director, for allocating a space for our community garden, which is located near the music dacha, and to Susan Waterworth, secondary librarian for putting together a library resource for this project, which you can find at http://tashschool.libguides.com/content.php?pid=516240&sid=4248032 .

Members of the TIS community can start by visiting the exhibition, which will take place on January 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the MPR. The students need your support. They will collect your feedback on their designs.

This is the first stage of the TIS Community Garden. Projects will be selected on a group concept and on an individual basis. If you would like to be part of the jury, please email Alexandra Reynolds, design technology teacher. The next stage will be to get the garden and the chosen designs off the ground. We will keep you informed.



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