North Mianus Students Plant 300 Daffodils at School


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These North Mianus Elementary School second graders got their hands dirty today by planting 300 daffodil plants.

“We decided North Mianus School would be the perfect place to beautify,” said Roseanne Benedict, President of Riverside Association.

Greenwich Green and Clean donated the bulbs to the Riverside Association and the school to help teach the kids about community service.

“We were able to contribute to the community by making more beautiful,” said Laurie Robben, a second grade teacher.

“Anything that we can do to help them learn that it’s really important to give back to the community is huge,” said Benedict.

This exercise also brought lessons in the classroom to life.

“We actually have combined social studies, which is our community unit, with our science unit, which “soils like the earth beneath our feet”. Botany is in the spring. these will actually come up in the spring so the timing is perfect,” said Robben.

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, has been editing and reporting on events throughout Connecticut for over a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield. Throughout over two decades, he has worked as the editor-in-chief at the Sentinel, as well as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

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2 Comments

  1. Roseann Benedict, President Riverside Association

    Thank you Taylor for covering this story. The kids were delighted to plant the bulbs and they can’t wait for the spring time to see the daffodils pop!

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