Springhill Elementary School Peace Garden
201 East 15th Street Jeffersonville, IN.
The Peace Garden is a new project started in the fall of 2018. The Peace Garden is in a centrally located courtyard at Spring Hill Elementary School in Jeffersonville. It has always been a place of beauty where students, staff, and volunteers from the community can enjoy the flowers, trees, birds, and butterflies. Students are rewarded with lunch in the garden, volunteers sit in the garden to listen to students read, and classes take “field trips” in the garden to learn about nature. Sadly, in recent years, the garden had been somewhat neglected.
We are in the process of restoring the garden to its natural beauty through many hours of cleanup, planting, and transplanting. The special needs students, pre-school, and second grade students have enjoyed working in the gardens with us. Additionally, the fifth-grade students have been earning volunteer hours in the garden as they work toward achieving their ethics awards. We appreciate all the volunteers, both big and small, who put time and love into the Peace Garden.