Upper Elementary

Port Houston Elementary

 Partner site of after- school garden classes by Urban Harvest in partnership with the Co-operative for After-School Enrichment and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Utilized by  teachers and headed by the science teaacher as an outdoor classroom and school community garden. 

Park Place Elementary

 The organic school community garden and orchard is the Outdoor classroom for after school kids! Growing, tasting and preparing is the after school curriculum.  As well exploration of  our food systems and how far our food travels to our plate. After-school gardening is generously underwritten by the Coorperative for After-School Initiative grant. 

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Bonham Elementary

 Partner site of after- school garden classes by Urban Harvest for Bonham's 21st Century Community Learning Center. Utilized by classroom teachers as an outdoor classroom and nature center. 

Urban Harvest Gardening Education

Urban Harvest promotes healthy communities, sound nutrition and respect for the environment by educating children and adults and facilitating harvest and habitat gardens.

 We support a network of school community gardens in the Houston area, as well as a partnering with nearly 20 schools sites to provide Garden Educators and community partnerships in Edible Education.


Lavender, Joe-Pye and Bumblebees

 I am the environmental science coordinator at my school and want to expand the organic garden we started last year.  Two classes participated, including my own (I am also a fourth-grade classroom teacher).  This year, I am attempting to inspire more teachers to get involved.  We have parental and community support for our endeavors and so I anticipate greater involvement from our teachers this year.  

Spartan Garden

 The Maine - Endwell Spartan Garden was founded and formed by teachers, students in grades 3rd - 6th grade and their parents.  It is a donated lot near our school.  We have 1 year of experience and are planning to expand our space by doubling this summer.  We plant, weed, water, grow and pick all of the vegetables.  The veggis are then donated to all the families in need on our food pantry delivery route.  All of the familes on the food pantry delivery route have students within the district.  

Scotchtown Hills Elementary School

We want to create a garden where each grade level can plant and grown vegetables and fruits. This will not only teach students live long skills, but it will be a fun experience for everyone.

Noble Garden Club

Our school is demographically and socio-economically challenged.  Students do not understand the idea of healthy organic options for their diet.  If we can create a program to educate our students, they will be healthier and smarter students who are motivated to come to school and learn something different other than the normal curriculum, while they can take this with them to their homes and beyond.

North Powder Farm To School

North Powder Farm to School is located in Eastern Oregon. We coordinate Farm to School activities such as tastings and cafeteria meals using Oregon Harvest of the Month ingredients. In addition, a FoodCorps service member teaches students nutrition, cooking, and garden-based science and math activities We have successfully had a 1000 square foot garden for 3 years and have used the produce in our school cafeteria and donated some to a local food bank. We have challenging weather conditions with a short growing season of 90 days, but have had success!


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