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when you do a school garden...

Posted by captstinky 9 WCentral (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 18, 10 at 19:37

I have an opportunity to start a garden at a local high school where I work, near Tampa, FL with approx 120 teachers and 2500 students. The plot location on campus is still in debate, but could be located within a fenced area; approximately 200x80. There is a water supply, essentially a hose bib. It is full sun. The dirt in any of the proposed locations is good ol' Florida sand.

When you create a school garden, what do you need to keep in mind?

For the 'coordinator' of the garden, how many hours per week can you expect to put in? (Certainly this could vary seasonally)

Who gets the produce from the garden?

Is it difficult to keep faculty and students active?

Is it difficult to obtain donations for seeds, soil amendments, tools, etc?

Has anyone obtained donations of top soil, by the truck load?


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RE: when you do a school garden...

I am a volunteer of an organic vegetable garden at a public elementary school in Tampa. I did a fall/winter/spring design. I also helped to start the garden this summer by weeding (in full sun!)and wheel barreling in compost and mulch. Since Hills. County does not have a budget for this type of garden.The principal had to be creative & move around allotted mulch $ for the compost which was trucked in from an organic farm in Dade City.
It has been very difficult to get the teachers involved.The main thing now is to try to get outdoor classrooms in the garden & into the curriculum.


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RE: when you do a school garden...

County does not have a budget for this type of garden.The principal had to be creative & move around allotted mulch $ for the compost which was trucked in from an organic farm in Dade City.


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