School Gardens

school gardens

Youth and school gardens engage students with hands-on curriculum integration that promotes cooperation, healthy living, social and emotional development, nutrition education, environmental stewardship, and a connection to their food system.




 The Garden Project does not work in all of the gardens listed below. Primary school gardens working with The Garden Project currently include:

Needham Elementary, Riverview Elementary and Miller Middle School.

2013 list of La Plata County School Gardens

Animas Valley Elementary
Type: greenhouse
Contact: Lisa Schuba, Principle

Bayfield Elementary
Type: Vegetable garden
Contact: Robert Stafford, school counselor
Garden wish list:Volunteer garden coordinator or Colorado Master Gardener (Spring 2014)

Durango Early Learning Center
Type: flower, sensory and vegetable gardens
Contact: Lesley Leach, Director

Durango High School
Type: greenhouse and raised bed gardens
Contact: Lisa Steinken, Agricultural Education

Escalante Middle School
Type: greenhouse and vegetable garden
Contact: Tim Arnold, Principle
Garden wish list: Volunteer garden coordinator or Colorado Master Gardener (Spring 2014)

Fort Lewis College Environmental Center
Type: garden and greenhouse
Contact: Rachel Landis, FLC Environmental Center

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary
Type: greenhouse and native plants garden
Contact: Shari Fitzgerald or Kristi Wiebel or The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado

Miller Middle School
Started: Fall 2014
Type: raised beds & outdoor learning laboratory
Contact: Donna Chase, PTO or Cito Nuhn, Principal

Mountain Middle School
Type: raised beds, vegetable garden
Contact: Chris Hughes, 8th Grade Teacher

Needham Elementary
Type: 24 raised bed vegetable garden, sensory & perennial garden
Contact: Beth Saren, Kindergarten teacher or The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado
Garden wish list: Click here

Park Elementary
Type: learning preserve and 4 raised bed gardens
Contact: Chris Isgar or Hadley Galbraith
Garden wish list: Gardening tools (Spring 2014)

River Mist Preschool
Type: Flower and vegetable garden
Contact: Jennifer Tew, Director

Riverview Elementary School
Type: vegetable garden plots at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
Contact: Charlie Love, Science Teacher
Garden wish list: Greenhouse on campus (Spring 2014)

Southern Ute Academy
Type: garden and greenhouse
Contact: Linda Daniels or Tamara Brand

Montezuma County School Gardens

Check the Montezuma School to Farm Project