Garden Classrooms

Plant The Seed Project

Our mission at Plant The Seed Project is to provide the resources and skills necessary for youth to participate in the global food system. For the past two years we have worked with elementary students in the Barnum neighborhood of Denver which is a USDA recognized food desert. The two schools we work with are both Title I schools, thus the majority of our students come from low income backgrounds. We believe in empowering youth to faciilitate every step of the food production process.

Untitled No. 1

Untitled No. 1 will serve 12-20 prekindergarten children at our early education center (converting from a single family residence) beginning Fall 2018.  We will meet LEED and WELL certification standards for environmental health including community and individual wellbeing.  Integral to our program is the involvement of our children in the food planning, shopping and raising, preparation, serving, eating, and disposal/cleanup.  In addition to our own edible garden we are next to a park with a learning garden, and 1-2 Expo Line stops from our local farmers market and coop grocery store.

West Orange HS

I run an Agriculture Education program at my school and our garden is a part of my curriculum.

PEAS - Partners for Education Agriculture and Sustainability

PEAS began in 2011 as a collective of educators, students, parents & community members operating the school and community organic farm at Cunningham Elementary.  Over time the leadership committee realized the need in the community for school and community garden educational support for garden programs and outdoor learning.

The Soulard School

The Culinary Arts program began as a farm-to-table lunch program that provides students with a framework for learning about the connections between the food we eat, our bodies and our environment.

Seth Boyden Demonstration School - Strawberry Fields Garden

Seth Boyden Demonstration School created a culture around outdoor education that included its school garden, first installed in 2001. The master plan that was made in 1999 continues to be worked on today as there is an outdoor kitchen complete with a working sink, a small garden classroom, a larger outdoor classroom, performance nooks, habitat gardens and an arboretum. Teachers bring their students outdoors to do hands-on science, messy art projects, math, literature and more. Often classes just come out to work, relax and stretch their bodies.

Pinecrest Elementary "Vegetation Station" School Garden

Pinecrest Elementary received assistance through a "Multigenerational" grant back in 2012.  This small grant gave birth to the school's "Vegetation Station" garden.  From that point, a bigger program, "KidFit" came to life combining nutrition, gardening, health, and fitness together.  The "Vegetation Station" now has six large raised beds, handicapped accessible sidewalks, a watermelon patch, blueberry bushes, bucket gardening, fruit trees, sitting areas, and more.

Willow Oaks Garden

We are a small, but growing group of teachers and students dedicated to learning in the garden.

Centerville Elementary STEAM

This program uses aquaponics and hydroponics as teaching tools for core STEAM subjects like Math, Biology, Chemistry, Art and Engineering. Students study fish, plants and bacteria interactions in a living ecosystem.  They perform water quality tests and measure growth rates in fish and plants

Please check out the following links to see more:

1. Aquaponics

2. Hydroponics

~Nikki Rupu (STEAM Integration Specialist)

Native American Student and Community Center Living Rooftop Garden and Deerwalk

A red brick pathway zigzags the rooftop of the Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC), traversing through seven beds of native plants. The fully-accessible path passes through cascading terraces of grasses, shrubs and flowers. Species include elderberry, oregon grape, kinnikinnick, salal, sedum, native roses, lupine and reeds. Just southwest of NASCC, native plants with medicinal and cultural uses  cover the I-405 overpass through a partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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