School Gardens



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

Needham, Park, Riverview Elementary and Miller and Escalante Middle School.


Click on image above to view all the various gardens (The Garden Project related or independent) in La Plata County!

2019 list of La Plata County School Gardens

Animas Valley Elementary
Type: Grow Dome and vegetable garden 
Contact: Mandy Jones, Green Team

Bayfield Primary School
Type: Vegetable garden
Contact: Maria Miller, Science and Social Studies Teacher

Durango Early Learning Center
Type: Flower, sensory and vegetable gardens
Contact: Stephanie Milner, Assistant Director 

Durango High School
Type: Greenhouses and raised garden
Contact: Melinda Wood, Administrative Assistant

Escalante Middle School
Type: Greenhouse and vegetable garden
Contact: Lu Boren, GT Coordinator/Greenhouse Teacher

First United Methodist Christian School
Type: Vegetable garden
Contact: Jeanette Johansen, School Director

Fort Lewis College Environmental Center
Type: Garden and greenhouse
Contact: Sadie Magnifico, Assistant Coordinator

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary
Type: greenhouse and native plants garden
Contact: Kristi WiebelInterventionist & ELL Teacher

Miller Middle School
Type: Raised beds & outdoor learning laboratory
Contact: Tara Frazer, Science Teacher

Mountain Middle School
Type: raised beds, vegetable garden
Contact: Nancy Wickham, 7th Grade Teacher

Needham Elementary
Type: 24 raised bed vegetable garden, sensory & perennial garden
Contact: Laurie Rossback, Principal

Park Elementary
Type: learning preserve and 4 raised bed gardens
Contact: Debi Lorenz, Administrative Assistant

River Mist Preschool
Type: Flower and vegetable garden

Riverview Elementary School
Type: vegetable garden plots at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden
Contact: Charlie Love, Science Teacher

Southern Ute Academy
Type: Garden and greenhouse
Contact: Mary Jo

Montezuma County School Gardens

Check the Montezuma School to Farm Project