Monte Rio Elementary School: Monte Rio

Garden Description: We have several raised beds, a greenhouse, and a shed all set within our Environmental Education Site. We have two instructional areas, a pond, and lots of redwoods!

Garden Activities: Grow vegetables, Wildlife/pollinator habitat, Composting bin, Composting cafeteria waste, Provide garden produce for cafeteria, Cooking or taste testing in the garden or classroom, Nature study, Seed saving

Year Garden Was Started: 1991

Location: 20700 Foothill Dr., Monte Rio

Garden Coordinator: Sarah Amador, Mbraia[@]

SGN Grant History: Recipient of 2014-2015 Salad Bar Grant award. Their garden and nutrition program teaches nutrition through cooking, tasting, and gardening, as well as classroom lessons. Their short-term goal is for a portion of the fresh produce served in the school lunch program to be harvested from the school garden. They also plan to have the Harvest of the Month menu included on the cafeteria menu. A longer term goal is to compost all school kitchen food waste in the school garden.

Last updated on 1/2/15