Our vertical edible gardens don’t require you to give up any space. No digging required!
Prestwood School in Sonoma, Ca has some interesting guests in their Woolly School Garden. Right next to the parsley, a home was made for a family of birds. Pockets provide more than just fun, learning and getting dirty! They can also provide a home for some! Prestwood is one of our busiest Woolly School Garden participants. To learn more about this school and to see lots of pictures click here!
Belmont Academy Charter School is located in West Philadelphia. We are a neighborhood charter school providing Head Start PreSchool and Kindergarten to the young children in the Belmont neighborhood. Unlike many inner-city schools, we are incredibly lucky to have a nascent fruit tree orchard and a large grassy backyard with ample space to run around. We have a few garden beds, but would like to increase the clean and accessible gardening opportunities for each class without decreasing the children’s play space. Thus, we are very excited to start vertical class gardens on our wooden fence. We’re excited to cultivate a love of gardening and the great outdoors in all of our students.
The Woolly School Garden Program provides an easy and immediate solution for schools nationwide to create an outdoor garden classroom. WSG uses any sunny wall or fence to create a vertical, edible garden cost-effectively, and the user-friendly curriculum allows teachers to easily teach their students how to grow their own food and make healthy food choices.
We get numerous requests about our Woolly School Garden Program being available in countries other than the United States, and the answer is YES! For more information email us at email@example.com!
By clicking on Help above, you can help one or many schools who are raising funds for their very own chance for a garden in their classroom. Let’s make this spring their time to not only start growing up, but to learn as well!
Update: Ralph E. Hawes Elementary in Huntington Beach, CA. We posted a small entry on this school on Feb, 13th of this year, click here to see it. We have some updated photos on this school, as well as an interesting story! This school had a few “bumps in the road” during the process of getting their Woolly School Garden created, and we wanted to share this one little “bump” with you.
Recently we had a school raise all their funds ($1100.00) in almost less than one week! It was woolly great watching these donations come in one by one. Some were for only $5, others for $100, and a lot were right between $10-$25. We reached out to the school to ask them how they managed to get the funding so quickly. They were eager to share their secret with other schools and teachers, so they too, could have their very own Woolly School Garden. Here is what Naama Goldstein from Mission Hills School had to say:
“ I reached out through our online school forum, as well as Facebook pages, including pages representing the school community and my own personal page. I also sent out group emails to family and friends, both from the school and outside it. I asked that school friends do the same. I have experience with online community organizing, and find that it is absolutely necessary to send thoughtfully written, emotionally engaging messages that are both as short and as informative as possible — and to send multiple times (though never the very same message.) Folks are inundated with information and online tasks, so it often takes several tries as well as a buildup of reports to gain and hold your recipient’s attention at just the point when they can and will offer support.”
We would like to send out a BIG WOOLLY THANKS to all the generous donations that have been received for any and all of our schools enrolled. Building a school garden can only bring good and sunny things to your community’s children. Pick a school today and see how far your $5 will go!