Grandview Middle School

  • Uses a garden as an alternative learning center
  • Partners with MN Green Corps and Westonka Horticulture Club
  • Raised garden beds built as an Eagle Scout project
  • Partners with Community Ed’s summer program
  • Uses several sources of funding
  • Uses MN School Garden curriculum developed by MN Ag in Classroom
  • Has an Adventure Club (k-8) involved in garden activities

The goal at Grandview Middle School is to create an alternative learning environment where students engage in a hands-on learning experience. Working in the garden also deepens their understanding and appreciation of where food comes from. The school garden is a place for learning, but also a place to build community and enjoy nature. Parents and community members are encouraged to help with the garden and work alongside the students. They worked with MN GreenCorps, teachers, principal, community members, and staff at Gale Woods Farm to build and maintain the garden.