The Flaherty 4th and 5th graders are starting a Community Service committee, leading the charge for all Flaherty students to participate in community service projects in a meaningful way. More information to come!
The Flaherty Elementary School Garden is part of the Mary P. Struzziero Outdoor Learning Center, named after the former school Principal, which also houses an outdoor classroom.
Parent volunteers are essential to the maintenance, weeding, and watering of the garden throughout the year. Since 2013 the garden has been a source of excitement and hands-on education that is invaluable to the Flaherty students' school experience.
This year, the school partnered with Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset to bring educators to the garden during the growing season to help with the planting and harvesting.
The garden consists of 18 raised beds which are planted each spring and fall by the students and yields vegetables and various herbs much of which is served to the students in the cafeteria. Vegetables grow in the garden include: