Tuesday, November 4, 2008

School Garden Profile: Pioneer Elementary

Another adorable school garden in Davis, Pioneer Elementary School. The garden coordinator, Carrie, showed me around this great little garden which won a Youth Garden Grant 2006.

Fun features of this garden include this little stage area, which is covered in veggie vines during the school year (so it looks like a little cave!). A great place for the kids to sit and listen to the garden topic of the day before diving into the soil, and a great place to store tools.

Hand-turn composters!

Potatoes growing in old tires!

A sweet little greenhouse!

And a wonderfully organized shed, with so much character!

It's amazing what you can do with a little start-up money. This garden is completely self-sufficient now; they make their money for the year at the annual scarecrow auction and by selling rosemary wreaths during the holiday season. So after an initial investment of capital and hard work, a garden like this can take care of itself. Inspirational.

1 comment:

Jeannie said...

Another hit post! I think I might like to mosey over from Sacramento and talk to some of these schools and see what their successful actions have been. Would you have an idea of where or with whom I might best start?