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Festina Lente: Reflections on Teaching and Gardening

By Heather Harwood, Classics Faculty

Festina Lente: Reflections on Teaching and Gardening

This past spring and summer, I was once again actively involved in the St. Mark’s Community Garden Project. With the help of five students last spring and with the committed labor of several St. Mark’s faculty during the summer, the garden continued to expand and flourish into its fourth season. It provided all of us who participated with an abundance of delicious and nutritious food and was a quiet, reflective refuge where I could escape any given sunny morning to harvest my thoughts about the past school year and think about the upcoming one. (more…)

2015 Sri Lanka Summer Trip Scrapbook

By Gabe Brower, V Form, Daphne Huang, VI Form, Abby Moses, VI Form, and Emily Tanner, VI Form

2015 Sri Lanka Summer Trip Scrapbook

The Sri Lanka summer trip (click here for scrapbook!) was offered as one of the St. Mark’s global citizenship travel opportunities5wZ1S3slQG9wAzJt9SB0IWx68N7oF4t1L2a-92SJbu4 supported by Envoys, a liaison program that seeks to educate students about the world through exposure and hands-on experiences in different countries and cultures. The St. Markers who participated in the trip applied through the St. Mark’s global citizenship program. Our days in Sri Lanka were unique in many senses. Not only were we given a wonderful travel and learning opportunity to engage in the culture and environment of Sri Lanka, but we also got the chance to partner with an educational non-profit organization called Educate Lanka. Educate Lanka provides students in Sri Lanka with scholarships by matching each student with a sponsor. By the end of the trip, we were able (more…)