Do you know how to calculate the area in a circle of grass? Beth Bennett's 8th grade math students can! Her urban garden in Columbus, Ohio is both lovely, and educational!
"My garden, Bruck Border, began in the early spring of 2014. My previous gardens tended to be informal with organic shaped borders in spacious lots. But my new 113-year-old house in an urban neighborhood challenged my previous way of thinking. I removed nearly everything from my tiny lot and created geometric beds (as a math teacher I totally nerded out with the calculations) filled with informal plantings. My boyfriend thought I was nuts when I insisted on a "circle grass" but he is pleased with the result. I look forward to observing this garden as it matures and to its continual tweaking. I have included a picture immediately after the creation of the "circle grass," 15 months ago. I enjoy the glimpse into others' gardens every morning!
You can follow her garden on Instagram at @bruckborder
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