For the second year in a row, Tillotson school has been able to offer the students an elective in gardening. Last year was a success, but there were many lessons to learn about growing vegetables indoors. This year we have had increased success and have already begun harvesting snap peas and green beans. In addition to some carrots, we are growing seven varieties of pepper, four heirloom tomato and three cherry tomato plants, as well as herbs such as: basil, culinary sage, and thyme. With each passing day, the students become more engaged and invested as they witness the growth of plants they helped cultivate. Often students walking by the classroom poke their head in and ask questions demonstrative of their fascination. Gardening has been a joy to teach as it brings together many students that might not otherwise interact.