There are annual program fees for the program according to the size of the school. Initial start up costs associated with the program include:
– garden bed installation
– program training for teachers and parents
– spring and fall lesson materials
– program management support
Please contact us for more information.
WHO DESIGNS GARDENS AND LESSONS?
Growe has skillfully designed the lesson plans and materials ensuring the classes meet academic standards. Plant selection and elements of the garden design are standardized to ensure functionality and workability with class lessons.
Garden to Table schools receive training support in grade level lessons to ensure teachers are comfortable using the gardens as their classroom. School parents provide teachers with volunteer support during lessons.
WHAT IS THE TIME REQUIREMENT?
Program lessons involve each grade in one lesson in spring and fall. Garden to Table lessons are designed to integrate with core curriculum. Lessons include standards teachers are already covering and serve as either an introduction or a recap of a larger academic unit. Teachers are free to use the school gardens as much as they like and many schools create additional garden based learning activities throughout the season.
WHAT ARE THE SURVEYS FOR?
The full cost of operating a garden to table program requires that the Growe Foundation seek funding support from sponsors, donors and grant making organizations. Lesson surveys are a tool for schools and Growe to capture data and measure the impact that we are having on student learning.
WHAT IS THE SCHOOL FOOD PROJECT?
The School Food Project is an initiative led by Boulder Valley School District and a coalition of community supporters aimed at reforming school food offerings.