What is a memory? According to Worth County Primary second graders, a memory is: happy thoughts, things that make you laugh, something that you remember from long ago or a few minutes ago, something that you look at, something that you love, something that makes you sad, and something that is stuck in your mind and will never come out.
The Memory Garden was dedicated on May 20, 2001. It honors the memory of children and adults who passed away while they were students or employed at the school. Remembrance ceremonies are held as needed. The Outdoor Classroom Student Advisory Council played a key part in the design of the area, as did Amy Carter, Horticulturalist at UGA College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences - NESPAL.
1997 Brittn Ricks - 2nd
1997 Lanier Cheevers - 2nd
1999 Martavian Jones - 1st
1999 Clarence Boone - 2nd
2000 Sharlette Rockwell - 2nd
2012 Julian English – Pre-K
1999 Mary Paulk – Kindergarten teacher
2000 Ann Bozeman – Paraprofessional
2005 Cynthia Milton – Kindergarten teacher
2011 Arlyn Babcock – Custodian
2011 Donna Grenon – Kindergarten teacher
2012 Katie Jackson – Pre-k Paraprofessional
Plants in the garden:
Crape Myrtle 'Natchez'
Loropetalum c. rubrum 'Blush'
Vitex agnus-castus - Chaste Tree
Clethra alnifolia - Summersweet Clethra
Weigela florida - Weigela
Trachelospermum jasminoides - Confederate Jasmine
The garden is featured in a chapter in the book
Grace From the Garden
Debra Landwehr Engle