Sawyer Elementary School Garden


The Sawyer Elementary school garden was started in Spring 2012 as a result of students learning about the garden at Kate Mitchell and asking their principal if they could have one also. Their principal said yes and now the garden is a popular attraction before and after school for kids, parents and teachers.

Two AmeriCorps VISTAs coordinate the garden through a partnership between the Volunteer Center of Story County and Prairie Rivers of Iowa RC&D.

The garden is meant to teach students and community members about gardening, healthy eating and much more!

Popular garden activities include:

  • after school garden club
  • an annual farmers market
  • working in the garden before and after school
  • teachers incorporating the garden into their lesson plans

If you would like to learn more about the gardens contact Bekka Brown or Carol Oliveira.

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Check out this blog to see how one teacher uses the garden.