Students are harvesting basil for a local restaurant

Garden Club

  • Over the past decade, the Yates Garden has grown to include 16 raised beds for vegetable cultivation, a greenhouse equipped with a rain barrel and solar-panel powered exhaust fan, a large rain garden, seating areas for two classroom groups, a demonstration composting area, bird-feeding stations, and a wildlife habitat planted in native wildflowers, ferns and other plants.

    All students in grades K through 5 visit the Yates Garden to plant and harvest food and to use the space for life and earth science investigations. However, it is the intermediate students in the Yates Garden Club who do most of the work to plant, maintain, improve and expand the garden each year. Students in Garden Club meet weekly and work in teams to do the jobs required by the season.