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Saturday garden parties

  • September 21
  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 7
  • January 11
  • March 11
  • April 4
  • May 30

Central Park Garden

 

Welcome to our garden!   When Central Park Elementary opened in 2016 the existing garden site was overgrown with weeds taller than 5th graders!  We’ve come along way since then! We now have 11 garden beds, a 3 bin compost system, a mini-planter pond, learning space to gather, greenhouse, handwashing station, vermicompost bin, produce washing stations, and a container shed filled with gardening supplies.    Classrooms are welcome to visit the garden anytime and all grade levels have 6 garden lessons a year. Through the garden our aim is to connect children with the Earth and our surrounding community, while integrating project-based learning, Next Generation Science Standards, STEAM concepts, communication and leadership skills into a real world application. Part of our vision for the Central Park Elementary School garden is to create a multi-sensory interdisciplinary learning experience that fosters the life-long skills of wellbeing, healthy eating, and cooking.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are integral to the success of our program.  More importantly, volunteers demonstrate to students the caring and commitment of their larger community.

 

  • Community Garden Maintenance Parties

Our garden community is ever growing.  Throughout the year we’ll have Saturday morning garden parties where families come together for community, sharing snacks, and helping spruce up the garden.  This is a great opportunity for the novice home gardener to get some hands-on experience. Here are some tentative dates pending weather.

Saturday Morning Garden Parties

  • January 11
  • March 11
  • April 4
  • May 30

 

  • Grant Writer 

    • We need help in applying for grants to help sustain the garden program.  

  • Donation Procurement

    • We are looking for volunteers to solicit local nurseries and hardware stores for supplies for our garden.  

  • General Maintenance

    • We need volunteers to help with weeding, watering, and planting throughout the year. 


 

As a school whose vision is to nurture the whole child, a garden is a wonderful opportunity and resource to plants seeds of growth literally and metaphorically.  We hope to establish a garden that continues to nourish minds and bodies for many years to come.