Our vision is a garden for every school in Central Oregon.
Garden activities and education provide a wide range of positive benefits for kids, communities and the environment. In fact, research indicates that integrating garden-based learning into the school environment generates a variety of positive outcomes for students – including physical, intellectual, psychological and more.
We’ve seen this in action at our own Learning & Demonstration Garden on Kansas Ave. Kids love being outside, tasting fresh food and getting their hands dirty while they learn. And teachers report that our outdoor classroom is a great complement to what students learn indoors! So in 2016, we began taking what we’ve learned on-site to more local schools, through a “Garden For Every School” initiative.