So you've built (or are planning) a new school garden and ribbon cutting! Then, what?
Too often we see efforts to run an edible school garden falter because there isn't a single group or person responsible. Let us take care of that with one of our talented Garden Rangers!
Garden Ranger Duties include:
- Teaching weekly classes in the garden on topics including environmental sustainability, nutrition, and STEM
- Maintain the campus garden weekly (including holidays) to ensure healthy soil, safe and edible plants, and pest control
- Turning and feeding compost bins
- Repairs water efficient drip irrigation
- Extensive knowledge in gardening and agriculture
- Blogging class lessons and activities weekly
- Designing and appropriating lessons for various grades
- Providing class materials within low program cost
- Coordinate with Principals and teachers to organize garden beautification projects
Enrich LA has a very unique approach to garden education. In our experience, even a little bit of exposure to garden education can make a big impact. For this reason, we aim to reach as many students as possible
Thanks to generous aid from our donors and a frugal no-nonsense approach, we are excited to offer this to schools at a very low expected contribution from schools.
Schools are asked to contribute towards the cost as follows:
Title 1 Public School - $5,175
Non Title 1 Public School - $6,900
Non Public School - $9,660
The Ranger program encourages parent, teacher, student and community involvement. Our rangers also blog about their work every week so parents can see what the school garden is up to and get involved! In addition, we have developed a volunteer-based Parent Ranger position to further engage parents into the school garden!