S.A.G.E. (Students Are Growing Everyday) School Garden
SAGE students and volunteers will create and sustain our school garden to enhance:
- Academic Achievement
- A Healthy Lifestyle
- Environmental Stewardship
- Develop a connection to our earth and understanding of where our food comes from
- Community and Social Development
By creating and sustaining our garden, we create opportunities for our children to discover the source of fresh and delicious food, make healthier food choices, become better nourished and experience our connection to the natural world. In our outdoor living classroom we will offer a dynamic, beautiful setting in which to integrate diverse learning disciplines and cultivate the talents and skills of all students while enriching the students' capacities of observation and thinking. The Garden and plants will use the physical to help convey academic principles to use in the classroom such as problem solving, Science, values, math, history and spontaneous learning. Young people can experience deeper understanding of natural systems and become better stewards of the Earth by designing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting their school garden with their own hands. They will learn core life lessons, including patience, hard work and a life long love of learning.
Vision-Food going to cafeteria on a regular basis, kids loving the garden and learning how to be healthier and be better stewards of the earth.
SAGE was started in 2014 by five SPU parents.
Garden Work Days (2 times monthly), Harvest Days, Harvest Night
Community Connections/Partnerships/Sponsors-SAGE is sponsored by generous donations from SPU parents, students and staff. The following organizations and businesses also donate to support the program- the SPU PTA, Slow Foods, Chipotle, Grangettos, San Pasqual Valley Soils.
Ms. Shaina Miller- Garden Coordinator
Ms. Christina Knight- Garden Coordinator
Ms. Mia Burt - Garden Coordinator
Ms. Jenny Higgins- Garden Coordinator