McKinley Community, Mayor Cut Ribbon on Student Garden

The community of McKinley School cut the ribbon on a lush courtyard garden on September 21 in celebration of an innovative science and math program for the students there.

Nurture Thru Nature is a partnership program between Rutgers University and New Brunswick Public Schools that is intended to give students a hands-on way to strengthen their math and science skills while creating and maintaining beautiful gardens.

Mayor Jim Cahill, Superintendent Aubrey Johnson and Johnson & Johnson representative Ashley Atkins cut the ribbon on the McKinley Nurture Thru Nature garden with the McKinley school community on September 22.

Mayor Jim Cahill, Superintendent Aubrey Johnson and Johnson & Johnson representative Ashley Atkins cut the ribbon on the McKinley Nurture Thru Nature garden with the McKinley school community on September 22.

The program was founded by two Rutgers University professors: Radha Jagannathan, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development with the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Michael Camasso, Professor of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Vegetables grown in the garden at mcKinley Community School's Nurture Thru Nature garden.

Vegetables grown in the garden at mcKinley Community School’s Nurture Thru Nature garden.

Mayor Jim Cahill, Superintendent Aubrey Johnson and Johnson & Johnson representative Ashley Atkins joined Jagannathan, Camasso and McKinley students and staff to visit the garden and cut a ribbon in celebration of a new school year of gardening and learning.

To view a gallery of photos from the day, please click here.

Want o know more about Nature Thru Nature? Click here.

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