La Tercera Elementary School Children’s Garden: Petaluma

La Tercera Elementary School received a SGN Garden-Based Education grant (2007-2010). Their Children’s Garden is comprised of three main areas: the K-garden, the Courtyard containers and the Peace garden. They also have a greenhouse. The K-garden is made up of twelve raised beds and a less formal perimeter garden bed. The children use the greenhouse during the school year to sow vegetable and flower seeds for the gardens and plant sales. More garden spaces are being developed all the time with the involvement of children, faculty and parents volunteers. The garden buddy program pairs older children with the younger children to work in the gardens.