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Growing Girls and Gardens

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Roland Park Country School

In 2005, the Middle Grades Partnership, a fund of the Baltimore Community Foundation, invited Roland Park Country School to establish a public/private partnership program. In response, Growing Girls and Gardens, a science-based program, teaches academic skills through the involvement of 7th and 8th grade girls in community gardening and 9th grade girls in an introduction to water studies.

The primary goals of the program are to mitigate summer learning loss, to improve students’ academic skills, and to encourage interaction among girls across the greater Baltimore area. In addition to gardening, the girls study reading, science, writing, math, art, and dance. Since 2005, the program has served approximately 45 girls each summer.

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