The Growing Matters Garden program strives to provide garden-based, hands-on learning opportunities for local youth and the larger community. Our main focus at this time is to support and coordinate activities at the Woodward Elementary School garden.
Over 300 students at the school are involved in learning activities in the garden each year! Students put their hands in the soil and better understand where their food comes from, how great it tastes right from the garden, and why growing organic is so important.
The Woodward School garden has areas for growing vegetables, herbs, strawberries, and flowers. During the school year classes enjoy the produce they have grown. Over the summer, a portion of the produce is sold at the Douglass Farmer's Market to help fund the program. Come say hello Tuesday afternoons between 3-6pm, June through August, at the Douglass Community Association.
Are you interested in lending a hand with our program? We'd love to see you at the Woodward Elementary School Garden Night, held every Monday evening from 7-8pm, June through August. Bring your family, friends, or neighbors and enjoy spending time outside, while also learning more about gardening.
Although it's bitter cold and all is covered in snow, we are "thinking spring" as we prepare for the upcoming growing season. Check back soon for more information about 2014 Growing Matters Garden activities!