Project Learning Garden provides your school with five raised beds (approx. 80 square feet of total growing space) to get your schoolyard garden started. Made up of squares, triangles, rectangles, and an octagon – the beds offer an opportunity for younger students to learn shapes; and older students to calculate area, volume, other measurements.
Each school receives:
- 1 – 4’x4’ square bed
- 2 – 4’x4’ square beds (placed next to each other to make a rectangle)
- 1 – 4’x4’ square bed with a diagonal transect (creating two right triangles)
- 1 – 4’ diameter octagon
The bed kits are constructed by Tradition Market & Garden from sustainably harvested, untreated red cedar, which is naturally rot-resistant. The beds are packaged on a pallet and arrive ready to assemble with clear instructions and a handy tool enclosed (think IKEA, but much easier). The beds also feature hardware to easily attach the learning signs for your garden.
Garden Cart & Hand Tools
The Project Learning Garden Garden Cart comes packed with tools to help turn any schoolyard into an outdoor learning environment. From trowels and gloves for getting the work done – to hand lenses and measuring tapes for observing and exploring – the Garden Cart makes sure that teachers have easy access to outdoor learning support materials.
Learning can take place in the gardens even when teachers aren’t around! This interpretive metal sign, printed on highly durable material, provides information and activity prompts that connect learning to the gardens for everyone.