Kansas Avenue Learning Garden to Host Spring Garden Build

Bend, Oregon – The Kansas Ave Learning Garden kicks off their 3rd growing season with a Spring Garden Build, March 28 – 30, 2013.

The goal of the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden is to embed sustainability in local schools by providing students regular access to learning garden through which they can learn first-hand the connection between food and the environment through integrated academics and direct experience in the garden.

“The Learning Garden has been a real community supported project, with donations from many local businesses and well over 500 hours of volunteer hours put into the garden through education, maintenance or work parties”, said Denise Rowcroft, Garden Coordinator. “People see the garden as a community asset and want to help it succeed.”

The Environmental Center is holding a Spring Garden Build in the Kansas Ave Learning Garden Thursday March 28th – Saturday March 30th.  Community members are invited to come down anytime between 10am – 2pm to put in a couple hours helping get the garden going for  spring school programming. Projects include completing the greenhouse and reclaimed fence, building new garden beds, and cleaning up the garden. Families are welcome, and no experience is necessary

For more information about the garden or the spring garden build, call Denise Rowcroft at 541.385.6908 or visit www.envirocenter.org

About The Environmental Center

The Environmental Center educates and advocates for a sustainable future in Central Oregon.  We believe that sustainability hinges on how we live our daily lives: at home, at school and at work. The Center’s focus areas include educating kids, promoting zero waste, supporting local businesses, and promoting energy efficiency and renewables. To learn more about The Environmental Center, visit online at www.envirocenter.org or at our facility 16 NW Kansas Avenue in downtown Bend.