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.
Contact Taylor Henzler
Phone (970) 259-3123
Looking for a summer camp when our camps are not offered? Check out Durango Nature Studies Junior Naturalist Field Camp.
New! Garden-Based Science Lessons
Click here to sign-up for a Garden Lesson in your classroom!
Over the past year, The Garden Project has been dedicated to Farm to School initiatives. We want to give schools the opportunity to connect students to healthy food, agriculture and gardening through school garden curriculum appropriate to Southwest Colorado, tied to Colorado State Education Standards, and replicable across schools and counties.
We have collaborated with Durango School District 9-R’s Science Curriculum Department to bring students and teachers Garden-Based Science Lessons that align with Foundational Evidence Outcomes (FEOs) and semester pacing. These lessons connect kids to their food while reinforcing science standards, no school garden required! The Garden Project provides garden educators and the materials to carry out each lesson in classrooms, much like Durango Nature Studies’ Nature in the Classroom programs.
Contact Taylor Henzler, School Garden Programs Coordinator, for more information about a garden lesson in your classroom!
Office phone: (970) 259-3123
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
Southern Ute Academy
Type: garden and greenhouse
Contact: Linda Daniels or Tamara Brand
Montezuma County School Gardens
Check the Montezuma School to Farm Project