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.


2015-2016 UPDATES

February 20, 2016, Meeting AGENDA

February 20, 2016, Meeting RECAP