jennifermcquillanwithedgarallenpoessedgeMorgan Phillips has post on the EEPRO website that looks at a school that has created a garden using the plants from the greats of American literature.

It begins:

“One of the most exciting and uplifting stories I heard at the NAAEE conference came from a session titled ‘Greening the Literature Classroom’.   Jennifer McQuillan is an English literature teacher at West Bloomfield High School in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan.  Her classroom has white walls, no windows and fluorescent tube lighting – it is a great environment to study One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; it isn’t terribly good for anything else!  Last year, Jennifer hit upon a brilliant new way to help her pupils connect to the great works of American Literature.”