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Get the Dirt on our Garden

The St. Patrick Discovery Garden is located on a parish-owned property adjacent to the school. Now in its second full year of operation, the garden offers opportunities for fun and physical activity while serving as an important educational tool to help students understand how healthy food is produced. Our garden is truly an outdoor classroom that serves not only as an area of learning—about nature, life sciences, nutrition and other subjects—but also a continuing lesson in respecting the environment and taking pride in our school.

The garden is used by teachers who integrate it into their curriculum and an after-school garden club, sessions of which are offered once or twice a year. Students have grown and harvested bushels of produce (beets, kale, tomatoes, peppers, and even wheat), planted fruit trees and a grapevine, developed a butterfly garden, made homemade lip balm using herbs, created artwork made from organic materials, learned how to compost, and much more.

The garden began as an idea in 2013 and was brought to life during the 2013-2014 school year by parents, community volunteers, and numerous corporate partners and donors who provided crucial support. Special recognition goes to our corporate sponsors Greenbrier, Bestscape, Dixieline, Specialty Produce, EDCO, The Tractor Room, and North Park Trophy & Award.

Our Garden Party

IMG_4859Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 1st Garden Party on Friday, Nov 20, 2015. It was a beautiful evening with music from Bill Fleming, pizza served right out of the mobile oven of Buona Forchetta, fresh vegetables from Stehly Farms, wine donated by Great Maple and beer on tap donated by Thorn Street Brewery. View photos from the evening here on our Shutterfly photo site.

Thank You to our Garden Party Sponsors

Want to Help our Garden Grow? Donate any amount to the garden today by clicking the Donate button below. All donations go towards continuing and enhancing our garden curriculum.

Thank you to our Garden Sponsors