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Seward Montessori Rain Garden 2012
Seward Montessori Rain Garden 2012

Welcome to the Seward Rain Garden website.

This website provides information about our rain garden project, including a guide to our plants. The site will also provide updates as to how our community of students, staff and parents are utilizing this new resource for learning and exploration.

Seward Montessori is a K-8 Minneapolis public school located in the Seward neighborhood, just three blocks from the Mississippi River. As a school, our mission is to create a healthy, productive, respectful, and interesting learning environment where all children feel accepted, empowered, and inspired to learn; and thereby to educate children and build foundations to help them grow as engaged and successful citizens.

Located in such close proximity to the Mississippi river, we at Seward Montessori feel we have a unique opportunity to help everyone in our community become more aware and appreciative of the river’s ecological significance, and the ways that our choices and actions can impact its quality. It is our hope that this rain garden project on our school grounds will lead others in our community to recognize, appreciate, and perhaps install their own such gardens elsewhere in the neighborhood. We also hope that in exposing and involving children in this effort, we lay critical groundwork for their developing environmental awareness.


  • May 2013 Jump into Spring Community Event Several hundred people attend this end of the year school event. In order to receive a treat participants will first need to jump over the channel drain leading to the ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2013, 3:17 PM by pete munene
  • September 2012 Popsicles in the Raingarden The Fall Family potluck provided another opportunity for students and their families to visit the raingarden. Coffee and popsicles were served at the raingarden. In order to receive a popsicle ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 2:26 PM by pete munene
  • August 2012 Welcome back to School Ice Cream Social The Thursday before schools starts several hundred students and their families visit their classrooms, meet new teachers and enjoy ice cream together. The raingarden sign was installed the day of ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 3:15 PM by pete munene
  • June 2012 Seward Neighborhood Group Garden Tour Seward Montessori parents hosted participants visiting gardens on the Seward Neighborhood Tour. The newly installed garden provided an example of creative water management in the neighborhood.
    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 4:30 PM by pete munene
  • October and November 2012 Project WET Workshop Kindergarten teacher Cathy Heyne led a Project Wet Workshop for teachers from the Minneapolis Public schools, and for community members from Seward Child Care, Friends of the Mississippi and Metro ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2013, 3:55 PM by pete munene
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