Our garden started 8 years ago as individual classroom garden beds, and has now evolved into a whole school educational and community garden. Our garden is used by every classroom for science, math, art, and inspiration. Farm-to-table is a staple of our garden cirriculum, as is environmental education and overall sustainability. Being in the garden provides our students with a unique opproturnity to learn in a way that can not be duplicated in the classroom.
The SREC community garden is completely organic. We grow many heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. It is our goal to be as sustainable as possible. We use water effectively, create our own compost, harvest seeds from our own plants, and eat what we grow. We rotate our plants every season to keep our soil from becoming nutrient-deprived, and steer away from soil-harming mono-cultures.
Due to Sonoma County's long growing season, we always have something growing in the garden! To get a taste of what is currently growing in our beds, come to our Wednesday Farmer's Market after school.
Our garden is operated completely by volunteers!
Currently in the garden:
- chard and kale
- more cucumbers than are possible to consume
- zucchini and yellow crookneck squash
- sunflowers and zinnias
- chives, oregeno, mint and lavender