Forwood Elementary will have its new garden built in September.

Wilmington elementary wins garden to study nutritionĀ 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Forwood Elementary in Wilmington will have a garden installed on its school grounds next month as part of a national initiative to help children learn about nutrition.Ā  Ā It is one of 24 schools across the U.S. to get a new or refreshed learning garden as part of the ā€œ24 Gardens in 24 Hours in 24 Communitiesā€ contest, run by The …

Construction equipment at work on a new multi-use development called Forwood Commons. (Ken Mammarella photo)

Land cleared for multi-use Silverside Road development

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Development has finally begun on the site of what was the oldest building built for free public education in the United States. The Forwood School, which was built before 1800, was knocked down months ago, and plans are to use its stones in a leasing center. The development is on 11.7 acres in the heart of Brandywine Hundred, on Silverside …

Reading specialist Dina P. Evans with the Little Free Library at Maple Lane Elementary, and creators Jalen Caesar and David Ennis. (Brandywine School District)

Brandywine students design, make Little Free Libraries

Ken MammarellaEducation, Headlines

Students in the Brandywine School Districtā€™s elementaries are getting easier access to wholesome books ā€“ and some extra school spirit ā€“ with new Little Free Libraries adorned with school mascots. The project also generated real-world experience for the high school engineering and design students who designed and built them ā€“ plus some bonding time with their young clients. ā€œI really …