School Garden Committee Recruitment

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.

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Kids' Camp Lessons December 2016

The Garden Project’s school garden educators created hands-on garden based science activities for Durango 9-R Elementary Schools Kids’ Camps! 

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2016 Impact

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Ohana Kuleana Community Garden 2016 Season Highlights

In 2016 our 35 groups of garden 'ohana harvested over 2,600 lbs. of produce! Yum!

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Here are some of the highlights from the season...

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School Garden Program '15/'16 Highlights

Our school garden programs have been expanding greatly this past year!

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HEADS UP:
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!

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Manna Garden 2016 Season Highlights

Did you know that we harvested 1,335 lbs of produce at the Manna Garden this year? An increase of over 450 lbs from last year!

But that is just the tip of the iceberg....

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"Can" you imagine what happens...?

...when there are leftover apples in the Manna culinary kitchen?

The Garden Project led a Canning 101 Workshop to add one more tool to the culinary-arts students' toolbox. Students canned apple pie filling for the holidays with the intention of sharing pie with friends and family! 

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Successful Conservation Education Workshop Series 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Conservation Education Workshop Series this summer.
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Giving back to our soil (without breaking our backs!)

I am not scared of my heavy, clay soil anymore!

Turns out there is a great tool that helps amend your soil (down to 12 inches!) while preserving the vital soil structure neccessary for healthy, living soil without breaking our backs in the process! It's called a broadfork

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OKCG October Workday: Winterizing the Food Forest


This time of year we are getting the garden ready for winter. In the food forest that means making a nice bed for our perennial plants.

Fall is a good time to plant trees. Once the leaves fall off the tree go ahead and plant it. You can help the plant get a head start on the spring by encouraging root growth in the fall.

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Strong roots equals a strong tree.

We wanted to encourage root growth in our already planted trees as well. Here is what we did:

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