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Tully Elementary STEM Garden

Our garden was designed with the students in mind.  It has a front area with four beds for planting vegetables, fruits and herbs.  We have grown plants from pumpkins to basil to tomatoes.  The students were able to grow ingredients for a salad and enjoyed trying radishes.  We also have fruit trees and an area for desert plants.  The most popular section of the garden is the area with plants that attracts butterflies.  One of our preschool classes has enjoyed learning about seeds,  growing corn and picking the beans that they planted.  Our school had a day where families came and helped weed the garden and were able to take home squash, pumpkins and tomatoes.  I have seen the parents and the students looking at the garden together and talking about what they are seeing in the garden.  Our goal is to get more involvement from the families and community.  We would also like to expand as much as possible with teaching in the classroom with composting,  solar ovens, and nutrition.

Where it's at:

1701 W El Rio Dr
Tucson, AZ 85745
United States

Garden type:

school/youth garden

Garden size (in square feet):

4000

Garden beneficiaries:

children and families

Number of people reached:

500

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
compost bin

Project leaders:

Michele Bennett
Pat Hernandez

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