The Spartan Garden: Soil to Seed to Plate
The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute has partnered with Corvallis High School (CHS) to develop a school garden (called the "Spartan Garden," named after the CHS mascot) that serves as a place-based outdoor learning resource for the school. In the Spartan Garden, students of all ability levels will be able to learn where their food comes from, to learn the value of eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, to have access to food grown in the garden in a variety of ways, and to understand the important link between a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle.Now Growing!
As of spring 2012, the Spartan Garden is flourishing with peas, lettuce, broccoli, kale, and mixed greens. Potatoes, beans and sunflowers have also been planted, soon to sprout!
Read the Gazette-Times article about our inaugural planting in the Spartan Garden!The Spartan Garden as a Learning Resource
The Spartan Garden provides an easily accessible outdoor learning resource, where connections can be made to multiple disciplines.
Read more about how the Spartan Garden is being integrated into classes at CHS.Accessibility for Everyone
Corvallis High School serves as the magnet school for all life skills students in the Corvallis School District. Construction of a paved area for accessible raised table beds was accomplished through volunteers of the 2012 OSU Alumni Association’s Community Day of Service.
Learn more about the background behind this project.Spartan Garden Newsletter
Tim and Starleen Wood Foundation
Juan Young Trust
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