Hiawatha / Howe Community

  • Garden was a cooperative effort between school and PTO
  • Has a Native Three Sisters Garden
  • Hands on Living Lab for learning
  • Have several types of gardens
  • Gardens are organic with no use of pesticides
  • Utilizes several raised bed gardens and trellises
  • Uses heirloom and native seed varieties
  • Vermiculture bins produce organic matter for use in gardens

Hiawatha Community School is in an ethnically and culturally diverse, urban community. There are 2 campuses: Hiawatha campus houses grades preK- 2nd and Howe grades 3rd-5th. The garden is located on the Howe campus. The garden is a joint project between the school and the PTO. The teachers wanted a garden for several years and parents championed its development when the Howe campus was added as it had a beautiful location for a school garden. Parents, 3rd-5th grade teachers and school administration worked together to plan, design and build the garden on the Howe Campus.