Last Friday marked the end of the Durango 9-R School District year. This means that all in-class & afterschool programs have officially ended!! Here at The Garden Project, we had quite a busy spring school semester. Dirt Club, Farmer Days, Junior Master Gardeners, and our electives course at The Juniper School have all come to a close.Read more
This winter, our school garden educators have been teaching a few different lessons of our inaugural Junior Master Gardener lessons. These lessons, taught in conjunction with CSU Extension 4-H Agent Greg Felson, are a complete success! Since the 2nd grade students of Needham Elementary, Animas Valley Elementary, and Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary have gotten back from Winter Break, they have learned all about vermicomposting, Citizen Science, and plant needs!Read more
One can only wonder what school gardeneers (yes, it's like musketeers but cooler) do during cold, Colorado winters. Well, we bring the garden into the classroom! This winter, Marissa and Will have been teaching Garden-Based Science Lessons and Junior Master Gardeners Lessons in classrooms around the county.Read more
Fall 2017 was a fantastic season with our school gardens! Our school garden educators ran the after-school Dirt Club, winterized the garden beds for Farmer Days, and started our inaugural year of the Junior Master Gardeners program around the county.Read more
School Garden Committee awareness and recruitment has begun!
We are in the beginning stages of supporting schools with existing garden infrastructure (in use or not) to form school garden committees.
These committees are made up of staff, parents, neighbors, local master gardeners - really anybody who has a direct connection to that school and wants to be involved in maintaining the school's garden.
The Garden Project’s school garden educators created hands-on garden based science activities for Durango 9-R Elementary Schools Kids’ Camps!
Our school garden programs have been expanding greatly this past year!
We are making Garden-Based Science Lessons available to ALL K-5 Durango 9-R Schools! Have your student's teacher sign up today!
We collaborated with Durango School District 9-R’s Science Curriculum Department to align lessons with Foundational Evidence Outcomes (FEOs) and semester pacing.
During the '15/'16 School Year we brought garden programs to Needham Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Park Elementary, Animas Valley Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary & Miller Middle!
We reached over 1,300 indvidual students with 4,239 educational hours! Our School Gardens at Needham, Riverview, and Park harvested 727lbs. of produce!Read more
Needham's School Garden is planted! Thank you to all local farmers who came out and planted each garden bed with students.
We sowed seeds, transplanted baby plants, searched the garden for beneficial insects and created a garden wishing tree. Way to go students, teachers, volunteers and farmers!