School Garden

Sand Point Elementary is in the process of building a learning garden, from the ground up! The garden will include raised beds for growing fruits and vegetables, a native plant garden, water purification gardens, and an outside classroom/garden pavilion where students can experience and learn about gardening and nature, year-round.

The goals of the garden program include: Education, Stewardship, Health, and Community.

In the Spring of 2011, we built eight raised beds to initiate the edible garden and garden program for the school. The bed-building was a community effort with SPE families and community volunteers.  Funding was provided by the SPE community, the Windermere Foundation and the neighborhood Windermere Office.  Blackstock Lumber and NW Linings donated building materials for the event.

In our first year, SPE students enjoyed a springtime harvest and feast with the help of the head chef from Sand Point Grill, the entrance to the school was adorned with pumpkins from the garden, and the school office seemed a little brighter from its sunflowers.

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School Garden Update

On Friday, October 19th, 2012, Sand Point Elementary students had a great time participating in a school stewardship day during which they worked to get the school garden ready for winter. Students were guided by our new garden coordinator, Cheri Bloom, who described the process of putting the garden “to bed” for the winter, so that it is ready to grow healthy and vibrant plants in the early spring.

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