My name is Pamela Green, and I am the founder and owner of Ananda Montessori, 17 E. Main St., North East.
The children at Ananda are aged from infancy through preschool, and we are a community of friends learning together. In Montessori, caring for the environment, indoors and out, is part of what the children love to do.
One area the children tend to and care for is our outdoor flower garden. Even the smallest friends carry the watering can back and forth from the sink, to feed our thirsty plants. We also select flowers to arrange and place in glass vases for our tables.
Imagine our shock on Monday morning to arrive and find that a large television screen sat on top of the children’s garden, crushing our plants and flowers.
I wish that the person(s) responsible for this action would be available to look into the faces of the children who are asking what happened, and why?
I am saddened that this happened, and also shocked that anyone who walked past our garden and saw this did not step over to remove the television. After living in this area for 47 years, I begin to question where I live, that we do such things, and also walk on by as if this is ordinary.
If you were the person who deposited this on our garden, I want you to know that children are asking questions, and that what you did caused hurt, and even upset each of us.
— Pamela Green and the children of Ananda