In 2015 through a grant provided by the American Heart Association and Easton Hospital, the teaching garden was funded and in turn built by 5th grade students from the Wilson Area Intermediate School. The following year the garden was expanded through a grant by the WalMart Foundation in conjunction with the National Farm to School Network. The Teaching Garden is a learning tool coordinated with the 5th grade science curriculum to provide fresh vegetables and promoting proper nutrition. Students will plant, grow, harvest and taste the fruits of their labor.
The purpose of the teaching garden is to provide an interactive extension to the 5th grade science curriculum and to promote unique learning opportunities to experiment scientifically with the conditions of growing plants.