Mrs. Joan Jackson

Woodbrook Elementary

Carmel Clay Schools

4311 E. 116th St (Map It!)

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 846-4225 ext. 1843

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In the spring of 2009 Mrs. Jackson's class started a garden on the south side of the school.  Thanks to generous donations from our Woodbrook PTO and the Carmel Education Foundation we were able to dig and plant a garden that is about 200 square feet.  Our intent was to experiment with different plants and have fun watching things grow that we could eat and share with others.  We grew corn, beans, and pumpkins using the Three Sisters method which is a method the Indians taught the Pilgrims.  We also have grown other plants found in a colonial garden like lavendar, cilantro, sunflowers, thyme, rosemary, cucumbers, peppers, onions and marigolds.  We also grew tomatoes which one would not have found in a colonial garden because early colonists thought tomatoes were a poisonous plant.  The leaves and stems are poisonous but not the fruit.  :)  If you are interested in working in the garden, contact Mrs. Jackson at or just show up at one of the garden work times.  We have had work times after school and at 7:00 pm on different days. Check Announcements page for upcoming garden work times.