Naomi Elementary students are welcoming spring by planting blueberry bushes, a culmination of this year’s school-wide STEM project. In preparation, students have planted and observed bean plants in order to learn about plant life cycles and needs. Additionally, Joe and Simone Kilpatrick, community partners and the owners of The Blueberry Farm in LaFayette, have made many trips to Naomi’s campus to educate students and teachers about successful practices for blueberry farming. Their partnership has strengthened Naomi’s STEM focus, and we are grateful for their investment in the future of our community. Time will tell how much actual fruit Naomi’s blueberry bushes will yield, but the yield of student engagement and learning in a STEM related area is already germinating.