Garden

Help Grow Our School Garden Program…

We now have PTA-funded garden instruction for all grade levels at TOW! Contact Garden chair Kelly Osborne with questions and to get involved!

Upcoming Garden Events

GARDEN SPRING MAINTENANCE DAYS

Did you know that gardening is a powerful stress reliever?  Even 30 minutes has been proven to improve mood and lower the stress hormone cortisol. Grab your gloves and join us for a relaxing time to help maintain our spaces and learn something new! Come for as long or little as you can:

Mon. June 5, 10-12pm

Mon. June 19, 8-10am

You can sign up here: http://signup.com/go/UJBNna to get reminders.

Did You Know?

Our School Gardens Are Over 30 Years Old!

Our school garden was constructed in the 1980’s to replace an aging wood play structure and has been a place over the years for children to experience first-hand the pleasures of growing plants and produce.

There are three gardens on the TOW campus. The Outdoor Classroom is a fenced ½ acre rectangle located behind the field. It has 20 plots for 3rd, 4th and 5th classes, CLC (an alternative school within LBUSD) and after school use. The Primary Garden is used by the lower grades and is located near the 1st grade rooms. The kindergarten garden is our newest addition, in the kindergarten yard.

We have seating areas for instruction, a reclaimed log seating amphitheater, outdoor blackboards, tool sheds, vermicomposting, sprout house and mature citrus trees. The entire school has access to the seating area for various subject matters such as art, science, nature studies, or pure enjoyment of the environment.

Both gardens overlook Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park, which covers 3,879 acres in the lower watershed of Aliso Creek. Sitting at 1,000 feet high, children in the gardens can experience the majesty of the natural world with the canyon and ocean landscape below. Come visit one today!

 

Recent Grants Awarded

2017:

Seeds of Change – Secondary Prize Recipient – $10,000

https://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/TheGallery.aspx

 

2015-2017:

The Ecology Center: Grow Your Own Program – $10,000 service-in-kind

http://www.theecologycenter.org/growyourown/

 

2014:

Whole Kids Foundation – $2000

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/index.php/about/grant-recipients

 

2011:

Laguna Beach Water District – Fire Safe Garden

http://www.lbcwd.org/water-use-efficiency/waterwise-garden/garden-mini-grants