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Crestview Elementary Garden Club

The garden club at Crestview Elementary School is still in the conceptual stages of development. Our garden club was started in the summer of 2013 by a small group of enthusiastic parents and teachers in the Crestview community. With the support of the Principal, members of the group first got together to strategically map out any potential areas the garden could be located. We eventually settled on a south facing area directly in front of the school. We created a design for a tiger paw shaped garden (the school's logo) to be filled with butterfly and bee-friendly flowers, as well as fresh produce and herbs. Our framework will be built on teachers, students and interested parents being directly involved in the club while maintaining  portions of the gardens. We plan to incorporate learning activities with each meeting with student club members. Several teachers have also expressed an interest in using the garden space as a part of their lessons for the up-coming growing season. Our primary goal is to get children from the school involved in gardening, nutritional education, sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives. We also aim to improve the area surrounding Crestview by creating lush, green landscaping. Ideally, we would like to have a harvest get-together each year where we cook and share the produce at the end of the growing season. Although we have yet to break ground, we have seen growing interest from the Crestview students and faculty members in getting our garden growing. On top of that, we have also established many connections throughout our community for a solid foundation of support.

 

Where it's at:

8355 Franklin Avenue
Clive, IA 50325
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

500

Garden beneficiaries:

children and families

Number of people reached:

300

What this project needs:

funds
tools
expert technical assistance
community garden creation guidance
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
soil
compost
mulch
greenhouse
coldframe
watering hose
compost bin

Project leaders:

Ryan Mott
Stephanie Thomas

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606