Earth Day at Gill

In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), the Middle School was engaged working in and around the Home Winds community garden today. Students rotated through activities, helping to plant trees, make seed balls, remove invasive vines and plant vegetables in paper pots for transplant to the garden. Much of the tree planting was done in conjunction with the Raritan Headwaters and the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Those organizations provided 500 willow and dogwood seedlings, which students planted near the stream. The trees will provide a riparian buffer for the stream, which helps to maintain water quality. In addition, groups planted more than 150 trees within the fenced-in forest restoration area next to the garden. A gallery of images from the day’s events is online now.
 
Almost 200 countries take part in Earth Day activities each year. 
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Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a vigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.