SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM

Introduction to School Gardens Program

  The Earth Is Our Teacher ‘ We believe that the natural world — the marvelous interwoven communities of plants, animals and other creatures formed through the agencies of Fire, Water, Air and Earth —   is truly our first Teacher, our first Classroom and Curriculum. We believe that academic, social and moral lessons appropriate to every age [read more]


Cottonwood Head Start Garden

The Cottonwood Head Start school garden serves 100+ children ages 3-5 years old and their families.  It is a place to learn about growing plants, about healthy nutrition, and about caring for the environment. At the same time children gain valuable knowledge about science, mathematics, and develop their language and artistic skills. In addition, this [read more]


West Sedona School Garden

Transforming the challenging terrain of the high desert into a rich and productive garden will serve school and community by providing a place to learn about small-scale food production, environmental stewardship, building soil and conservation of water. In addition, teachers are developing lessons in all grades and subject areas that can be taught in the [read more]


Desert Star School Garden

Desert Star, which uses the Waldorf approach, is located on three acres in Cornville, Arizona where children feel connected with the natural cycles of life and there is ample space for play and work in their organic garden. The garden is an integral part of their education that emphasizes “head, heart and hands” and provides children a place [read more]


Big Park Butterfly Garden

The “Butterfly Garden” was a project by several artists who created butterfly stepping stones and planted flowering shrubs, wildflowers and herbs that would attract butterflies and other pollinators. It is now used as a place to learn about gardening, the environment and additional art activities. The middle school at Big Park is engaged with re-vitalizing a neglected [read more]


Sedona Red Rock High School

Greening Seeds Teen and Community Program at Red Rock High The Garden at Red Rock High School serves as a learning garden for training teens in the art and science of gardening, sustainability, good nutrition, job skills and community service. Our goal is to develop a school teen internship program teaching sustainable gardening and employment skills, [read more]