Our Garden Classroom is tucked in a sunny corner of the IslandWood campus with thoughtfully-designed garden beds that provide a variety of tastes, colors, smells, and culinary uses. The Classroom also features a greenhouse, honeybee hives, and an interactive educational area about native pollinators. It was made possible thanks to the generosity of Heide Felton, Deb Fenwick, and Anne Lennartz.
Our Garden Classroom has brought learning to life for more than 50,000 elementary school and graduate students since its creation.
Our Garden Classroom is a place of powerful learning for both graduate students and elementary school students alike. Many of our graduate program alumni now use gardens as a tool in their work as educators at schools and community organizations.
During our School Overnight Program (SOP), our graduate students and garden educators develop garden-based lesson plans that give elementary students the opportunity to explore science, math, and sustainability concepts and practice problem-solving, teamwork, and observation skills.
During this two-hour food experience in our School Overnight Program, students taste and harvest fresh garden produce, participate in a garden lesson that involves tracing the food they eat back to farms and gardens, and then meet our chef-instructors for a hands-on cooking experience.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
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IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor