Derby Middle School science teacher Jamie Welch recently found herself getting lonely and wanting to spread positivity. So Welch decided she’d get creative, and Derby Middle School’s Community Rock Garden was born.
The garden – which features rocks with messages including “believe,” “hope,” and more – is made out of timbers and wood from an old bridge and fence at Welch’s house. She found a tarp in her garage that holds the mulch in place, and she used concrete pavers that she had in her home garden. The rest of the materials she found around her house.
It took her about four hours to complete the project, Welch said. The entire thing came together while maintaining proper social distancing.
“I am all about safety,” Welch said.
The pavers are more than six feet apart, so if multiple people are at the garden at once, they can keep their distance. The