We are so excited to add a school garden to our educational program. “In a comprehensive review of 20 years of literature on school garden programs, 93% of the studies reported improved student performance in science, 80% saw improvement in math, and 72% noted improvement in language arts” (Williams and Scott, 2013). It is our purpose to provide our families “Academic Excellence in a Christian environment.”
With the partnership of our families, Green Our Planet, and our staff, we believe our students will soar academically and be inspired to eat their vegetables. Green Our Planet will provide a weekly lesson with their farmer, two Chief Demos, teacher training, and an opportunity for our students to see at a Farmers Market.
This school garden is possible because of all your support for our school fundraisers this past year. We have enough saved to pay Green Our Planet’s fee of $5,000 for the 2018-2019 school services. We built an outdoor classroom and three raised planter boxes.