Cornelia Elementary

  • Garden program initiated by PTO
  • Uses raised bed gardens
  • Families, PTO, Community Ed Maintain garden in summer
  • Conducts a Farmers Market in Fall to sell produce
  • Garden activities tied to curriculum
  • Garden lessons tied to state standards

The PTO at Cornelia Elementary School felt adding a school garden was an important endeavor. They solicited volunteers to help with funding the garden and maintaining the garden over time. Having a school garden allows many students to see how fresh produce enters into their lives and gives them the sense of accomplishment. There are many ways the garden is being used in the curriculum that can bring their diverse community together with a healthy, life-long activity.