Sands School Garden Program
Established in 2011 by a group of Sands mothers, the Sands School Garden Program aims to create and help maintain teaching gardens with lessons that are integrated into the curriculum – especially science – to foster a lifelong connection to nature through hands-on learning experiences. Volunteers of the School Garden Program also work to beautify the school grounds.
To date, the Sands School Garden Program has accomplished:
- Creating and maintaining large ornamental and herb garden beds at each school entrance, around the peace pole and in the triangular planters
- The design and construction of two “green” sheds
- Building seven classroom garden beds in Spring 2015. Participating teachers used the new garden beds for outdoor classroom experiences.
- Making the “Wilaray Terrace Nature Preserve” available for field trips and as a “living classroom”
The Sands School Garden Program is always looking for volunteers to help with tasks such as:
- Caring for flower beds (planting, weeding, etc.)
- Grant writing
- Building and installing a garden trellis
- Building shelves inside the sheds
To learn more about the program, view the Sands School Garden Program Presentation 2015-16.