In the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi we are called to know God through his creation. Francis called all living things his brother and sister as found n the Canticle of the Sun. At St. Joseph we strive to learn how we are connected to the environment. Specifically we do this through the following activities:

  • Annual school garden
  • Seeds planted in the classroom during the winter
  • Seedlings planted in the school garden during spring
  • Vegetables and fruits harvested in fall
  • Children learn about Acequia Culture of farming
  • Acoma and Laguna traditional leaders speak about the environment
  • Children learn how fresh produce, produce healthy minds and bodies

"Nurturing and cherishing creation is a command
God gives not only at the beginning of history,
but to each of us. It is part of his plan;it means
causing the world to grow responsibly,
transforming it so that it may be a garden,
a habitable place for everyone.”

-Pope Francis