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Lessons From the Garden

Our non-profit provides children and adults hands-on opportunities to explore nature by gardening.  In addition to cultivating new spaces, we revitalize abandoned and neglected outdoor areas.

Our platform for developing an appreciation for the natural world is simple: gardening basics, grow some food and understand the life cycles of plants, animals, and insects.  Healthy eating habits, responsibility, a work ethic, patience, and communal sharing are all essential lessons from the garden.

  • GARDENING BASICS
  • GROW SOME FOOD
  • UNDERSTAND LIFE CYCLES

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Lessons from the Garden

The faces you’ll see below are the reasons our non-profit “Lessons from the Garden” was created. There are many wonderful stories to go along with these faces and we’d love to share them so please, take a moment to learn more about their experiences.

 

——Interested in how it all began?——

Fundraisers

Fundraisers

Fun things we did to raise money for the garden!As you might expect, it takes quite a bit of money...

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As a practitioner of Occupational Therapy in the schools,  I have been trained to think about the whole child.  This includes their emotional & social health, their ability to visualize and play freely, to explore and understand the sensory world around them, and encourage their need to have a place to explore and connect with the natural environment.

FAQ

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When was your Teaching Garden established?

Our first bed was built May 1, 2015.

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How is The Teaching Garden Funded

Our garden is funded through a variety of grants, fundraisers, and private contributions.

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What is your best advice for beginning a school or community garden?

Build your garden in phases and complete one stage at a time. Taking on too much can be a recipe for disaster and will drive you crazy.

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What is your greatest need?

Volunteers for planting, maintaining and special projects.

Want to implement a program like this?

We would LOVE to be there for you.

Let us help YOU make a huge impact on the future growth of the ones you care about while you help them foster a deeper connection to nature, themselves, and each other. 

Awards

Helping People, Changing Lives
Community Action Partnership

OAPSE Employee of the Year
Dayton Public Schools

Elizabeth Abernathy Hull
Scholarship Committee of The Garden Club of America, and
The Garden Club of Dayton

OUTstanding Teacher Lifetime Achievement Award
Five Rivers Metro Parks

Community Partnerships

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