LOWER COLUMBIA SCHOOL GARDENS
Cultivating the values of lifelong learning, sustainability, health, and community.
Lower Columbia School Gardens helps schools start and sustain dynamic, thriving garden programs. After expanding and refining the garden at Northlake Elementary, our team of educators, students, parents and volunteers set out to establish gardens in other local schools. Now with a presence in several schools, our staff and volunteers garden and cook with hundreds of kids every week.
LSCG helps design and build new gardens, develop curriculum, coordinate community partners and support… [Continue to About page]
In 2010, the informally organized volunteer group caring for the area's school gardens became a workgroup of Pathways 2020, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cowlitz County through collaborative partnerships, resource mobilization, strategic planning and program development.
As a workgroup of Pathways 2020, we move forward with the organization's mission of improving health, education, and overall quality of life for members of our community. This opportunity has greatly advanced our vision of starting a garden at every school in the region.
We see gardens as an integral part of a child's education, and with each passing day we meet more community members and organizations that
support these efforts through donations of time, materials, and money. Pathways 2020 provides the administrative & fiscal support
as well as expertise to keep LCSG on the right track during this period of rapid growth.
Please visit Pathways 2020's website to learn more about their other projects in our community.