This project promotes sustainability.
Grow a garden at your school to encourage healthy eating and to reduce how much fuel is used to get food to consumers.
- Make your case: If you are planning to make a school garden, you'll probably need the approval of either the principal or the school council. Give a specific plan of
- where you would like to build the garden
- when you'll start
- who you'll involve
- Analyze the site- Once approved,
- determine the type of soil
- how much light there is
- where you will get your water
- how you will drain it.
- Find out how much it will cost: Visit a landscape supply business online or in person to learn the cost of materials. In addition to plants, you'll probably need tools and reference books.
- Get funding: Some schools will provide you a budget, such as if the garden is part of a club . If your school won't fund, try talking to a local plant nursery and see if they'll donate plants to your garden.
- Choose your plant materials: Do you want flowers? Vegetables? Pick what you want to include in your garden. Keep your budget and your space in mind.
- Plan a day for the initial planting: Get as many people involved as possible. To spread awareness about the garden, consider holding a little celebration with food and refreshments. When students stop by, fill them in on the work you're doing.
- Assemble your team: Have a sign up sheet at the special event day. These volunteers will pledge to take part in the garden's:
- regular meetings
- fundraising events