School Garden

Viola Gibson Garden

   

Our school garden was planted in May of 2014.  The New Pioneer Food Coop has been our partner in this endeavor.  Our first summer we grew zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, and green beans, as well as wild flowers to promote pollination.  We will continue to expand our garden each year and will be including lessons aligned with the Common Core Curriculum for all grade levels.  For more information about this project, please contact Sarah Scott at sascott@cr.k12.ia.us
 

2015 Goals:

  • Expand garden (varied crops)

  • Expand curriculum K-5

  • Include monthly gardening/nutrition lessons K-5

  • Begin composting program at school

  • Investigate sustainable (native) planting options for other areas around Gibson
     

2016 Goals:

  • Continue to expand garden as appropriate

  • Add rain barrels for watering

  • Considering adding fruit trees to designated area