Shaker High School’s community garden is a growing teaching tool

COLONIE – One of the unique things about Shaker High School is the garden they have in the back of the school.

With the new school year here, students and faculty have the opportunity to participate in the garden.

Science teachers Amber Cost and James Rodewald started the garden five years ago.

The garden has everything from apples, tomatoes, zucchinis and even herbs.

Both teachers use the garden as a teaching tool for their students. The students are able to learn how to grow, harvest and cook with the food.

The garden has also grown. When it started, they had eight garden beds. Now, they have 16.