Our school garden already has a large, sunny, beautiful location very close to the playground, with room for a shed, compost bins, and a high tunnel for the future. We are hoping to plant year long, in and out of the classroom. During the summer, we also hope to recruit more children through our 4-H club and create a Junior Master Gardener's program so that children stay active in the food creation process through this important period. We will also be integrating this program into the classroom and state standards so that students are taking away valuable and important lessons that help them with standardized tests (with science, math, and language arts) and life skills. Our lessons will include life cycles, composting and its role, what mulching does, planning the garden on graph paper, counting seeds and measuring where they will fit.