Visit five school gardens on May 20, from 3-5pm. Light snacks and refresments will be provided and kids are welcome.
Sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/lvjyme3
The first Volunteer Training of 2017 is coming up next month in February.
School Gardens staff members are looking forward to meeting new
friends, as well as welcoming back familiar ones.
Two identical sessions are offered:
– Friday, February 17th, 9:00 to noon –
– Saturday, February 18th, 9:00 to noon –
Register by sending an email to ian@LCschoolgardens.org and
specifying which day you plan to attend.
Each week produce is harvested from 16 gardens for Wednesday sales at Northlake.
Student farmers are eager to sell you their berries, tomatoes, peas, greens, herbs, and cut flowers; as the summer progresses we’ll have peppers, figs, grapes, squash, cucumbers, plums, and more.
Low prices –
Beautiful produce –
Top-notch customer service
Starts June 22!
Click the image for details. Contact Ian if you still have a question.
We’re coming up on the final week of Spring programs in School Gardens, which also means that Summer Garden programs will be starting soon.
We are also in need of families to adopt gardens for a week this summer. Adopting a garden means that you help take care of it for a week (or more!) – watering every few days (depending on the temperature), and harvesting what is ripe and ready to be picked. Gardening expertise or experience is not necessary! Once you have signed up we will review watering and harvesting with you before your scheduled week arrives.
There are so many different opportunities to volunteer or participate this summer – see the schedule below and contact info@LCschoolgardens.org if you still need more information. All garden activities and programs are FREE.
School Garden Summer Schedule 2016 can be downloaded here.
The School Garden Plant Sale is happening on Saturday, May 7th from 9 am to 1 pm.
There will be many kid-grown plants to choose from – Veggies, Herbs, Flowers, Perennials – as well as natives, edibles and ornamental plants from our friends at Watershed Garden Works!
It’s going to be a great time at the Northlake Elementary Garden at 2210 Olympia Way in Longview to benefit School Gardens and help us continue to connect kids and families with real food and hands-on learning. Join us for live music, tours of the garden and orchard, and meet garden rabbits Sam and Sorrel.
“Ultimately, it is our volunteers who make it possible for students to experience the garden in a meaningful way.”
Whether you are already helping in a school garden, or just thinking about getting your hands dirty, this FREE TRAINING EVENT is for you!
We hope you can attend one of these two (identical) sessions:
Garden Lab Rm 26 (2nd portable)
2210 Olympia Way
Longview, WA 98632
Enjoy learning and connecting with great people who have a shared passion for kids, gardens, and good food. Snacks provided. Meet the new garden rabbits Sam and Sorrel.
This training is free! All are welcome.
To REGISTER: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specify which day works best for you.
See you there – thank you!
The month of October was chock full of fun and goodness in the world of School Gardens. Most months of the year we delight in bringing real food and hands-on learning to hundreds of students on a weekly basis, but do you know what makes October so special?…
School Garden Harvest Festivals only happen once a year and call for “all hands on deck” to make them work. That means all of our School Garden volunteers, PTO members, staff, AmeriCorps members, parents and many of our board members show up to help. This year, our biggest year yet, nine elementary schools were able to participate.
That means every student at those 9 schools:
…all in their School Gardens.
Once again, none of these opportunities for our local students to experience real food and hands-on learning could happen without the support of so many people and businesses in this community. Thank you!
August usually means a break from classes for students, but it’s the time of year when School Gardens are in full swing with summer programs. Summer also provides many opportunities for us to participate in community events around our area and Squirrel Fest is one Longview event not to be missed. All proceeds from Squirrel Fest this year went to Cowlitz County Habitat for Humanity.
School Gardens had a fun set-up in the Kids’ Area at the event this year that included:
– Handing out free garden seeds
– Offering samples of right-out-of-the-oven delicious garden pizza
– Giving visitors a chance to decorate a garden wigwam with hand-drawn pictures of fruits and vegetables