Jeffers Foundation


Columbia Heights

School District

  • Blooming Heights Edible Schoolyard/Outdoor Classroom
  • District-wide garden for grades E-12 and Adult Enrichment classes
  • Fulltime, year-round Garden Specialist
  • Various types of gardens including raised vegetable and herb beds, native butterfly garden, and fruit tree orchard
  • School year and summer school classes taught in the garden
  • Tied to grade-level curriculum and state standards
  • Students from each school in the district participate in starting seeds indoors, outdoor planting and garden maintenance
  • Garden produce used in cooking classes with students. Surplus sold at farmer's market and donated to local food shelf
  • 100% Summer Adventure Club students participate in garden activities

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