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!
Meet our new AmeriCorps School Garden Coordinator!
The next Needham Family Teacher garden workday will be held on Friday, August 22nd from 10 am - noon.
We will be weeding, harvesting veggies and cleaning up the garden to look great for the Tour de Farms and the start of school!
Tour de Farms will be on Saturday, August 23rd. (If you haven't registered yet, there's still space!)
School starts on Monday, August 25th!
Come out to the garden and join us!