Mary Collins School at Cherry Valley: Petaluma

Mary Collins is a K-8 public charter school. They have had a garden for the past 12 years. Their vision for cooking with students is for students to see the process through from planting to weeding to harvesting, cleaning, cooking, and eating.  Kids roam the garden at recess for a little green snack and devour with pride the foods they helped prepare.  At Mary Collins, the SGN Cooking from the Garden grant (2010-2011), has helped students become more involved in the garden through cooking in class centers, garden rotations, upper grade electives, and the weekly salad bar rotation.