PLANNING THE SCHOOL GARDEN
Dream BIG…Start Small…THINK PHASES
A school garden is not likely to last or be fully used without broad support from the school community. So the first job of someone wishing to start a garden is to gather support. To do this, you need a plan!
Step 1: Develop the Garden Concept or Theme (e.g. nature-pollinators, water-wise, sensory, fruits & vegetables, or some of each!)
Step 2: Identify Leadership/Support & Seek Administrative Approval (identify a local garden club to partner with parents, key teachers-early adopters, principal, & PTA)
Step 3: Propose Site Options (adopt an existing area or create a new one – obtain district approval; design it with proximity to classrooms; access to irrigation either auto or hand, be realistic!)