Garden Classroom

THE GARDEN
CLASSROOM

A Place of Powerful Learning and Growth

GARDEN EDUCATION

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.

 

 

THE IMPACT

GARDEN EDUCATION

Our Garden Classroom has brought learning to life for more than 50,000 elementary school and graduate students since its creation.

GARDEN EDUCATION

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.

 

 

SOIL TO SNACK PROGRAM

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.

 

 

GARDEN STORIES

Stewardship Signs Connect Students Past, Present, and Future

This week one of our School Overnight Program (SOP) instructors, Sylvan,...

Kids and Knives, A Recipe for Responsibility

The thought of handing over a six-inch knife to a child you’ve only just...

From Lushootseed to Portuguese, A New Garden Sign Says Welcome

The IslandWood garden welcomes all students with wide open arms, always ...