The overall mission of the garden committee is to facilitate garden education at Vernon while creating an opportunity for experiential outdoor education.
The garden committee’s short term goal is to get every classroom engaged in meaningful, interesting garden project during the school year. The garden committee’s long term goals are to positively affect children’s behaviors regarding nutrition, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and to connect children with food production and nature.
We have gotten almost all classrooms working on garden projects based on IB units, a garden to cafeteria program, a connection with a local food bank to donate produce. More to come…
We have a monthly garden work party held the second Saturday of the month from 1-4, and the the school gardens are volunteer-maintained by parents and community members.
Garden party work dates:
Saturday of the month from 9:00am – 12:00 PM. Please see the Vernon Calendar for a list of Garden work party dates.