Weaver Lake Elementary

  • Converted courtyard garden area into a school garden
  • Program designed to increase student taste for fresh produce
  • Uses garden to support curriculum
  • Has an enclosed butterfly garden
  • Studies relationship between bees, insects, and plants
  • Various sources of funding used for project

The school garden project at Weaver Lake Elementary evolved from a desire to help increase student interest in eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and provide students with hands-on learning experiences within the STEM-themed value-added projects. Weaver Lake staff feels that a garden space provides a great venue for interdisciplinary education and engages students in activities that tie to academic standards.