Dole and ShopRite Partner Bring Special Learning Garden to School


— Dole Packaged Foods partnered with ShopRite and Captain Planet Foundation to install Project Learning Garden at Liberty Elementary School

Jacob Klein of Klein’s Shoprite of Maryland joined officials of Dole Packaged Foods to mark the donation of a Captain Planet Foundation Learning Garden to Liberty Elementary School, a small elementary school located in Northwest Baltimore on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

The Project Learning Garden program provides a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social studies, math and language arts. Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods and learning about food origins; engaging in authentic science field investigations; working in the garden to understand math in real-life applications, and writing across all these disciplines.

Liberty Elementary School in the 2016-2017 school year served 460 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Over the past five-years, Liberty has consistently performed academically in the top quintile of schools in Baltimore City. The school has also developed a reputation for innovation and social/emotional learning with a technology infrastructure that includes Chromebooks, iPads, 3D printers, circuit kits, drones, virtual reality headsets.