The Arroyo Garden is a 4,000 square foot interactive, outdoor learning space that brings 4th and 5th grade curriculum to life— from science to social studies, to reading and real-world problem solving. Through their garden work, Arroyo students will develop their leadership skills and deepen their understanding of environmental stewardship. Best of all, the garden space is a fun, quiet place for meeting, reading, reflection and discovery. Thanks to the joint efforts of the CMS/Arroyo PTA, SCSD and SCEF, students and staff can use this outdoor, organic classroom for standards-based lessons and project-based learning, as well as exciting new club programs and community service projects.
Our garden is currently being managed by Each Green Corner. Emily Verstraete is Each Green Corner's Community Garden Coordinator for the 2022-2023 school year. She is a Climate Corps fellow with AmeriCorps who has been running before and after school programming with the YMCA for the last 4 years. Emily has a background in youth development, non-profit work and small agriculture, and has been working in gardens her entire life. She looks forward to working together with teachers, students and volunteers to get the most out of our community’s green spaces! She will be at Arroyo on Wednesdays.
Please sign up to join us for monthly work days on the 2nd Saturday of each month.