School Garden – Planning the Nitty Gritty

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So much about properly caring for a new school garden concerns the nitty, gritty nuts and bolts of who’s doing what and when and where are all the things kept?! Here are some questions and logistics to consider when you’re coordinating use of your school’s new garden.

You might keep this info on a worksheet in a shared space or an online platform like Google Doc.

SETTING UP a GARDEN PLAN

Who is the contact person for the garden?: _____________________________________________

Is there a schedule for garden use? Is it posted? Where?

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Does everyone have keys to the gate and/or toolbox? ____

Who has the keys? _________________________

Are the necessary tools available? ________________________________________

Where is the water access? ________________________________________________

Does everyone know how to turn it on? _____

Are there…..

Watering cans? Yes or No. How Many? _____________

Trowels?  Yes or No. How Many? _____________

Gloves? Yes or No. How Many? _____________

Shovels? Yes or No. How Many? _____________

Rakes? Yes or No. How Many? _____________

(check out our post on funding to find out how we can support your garden)

Is there a common time to have a meeting to keep everyone updated on activities? If yes, when is it? If no, can a time be made? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Teachers involved and their contact numbers ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Days and times classes will be gardening

Class_________________________  Time(s) ___________________________________________________

Class_________________________  Time(s) __________________________________________________

Class_________________________  Time(s) __________________________________________________

Class_________________________  Time(s) __________________________________________________

Class_________________________  Time(s) __________________________________________________

 

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