The Garden Project Has Moved To A New Site

October 14, 2013

In the future, please check for news and information on the Rachel Carson Elementary School Garden.

In case you missed it last week, here’s our introduction:

Garden Project

The Second Grade teachers want to revive the Carson School Garden. Our Project is in its infancy, but we are making headway on our planning! We will share our progress with you here.
We need families to help get the ball rolling! If you are interested in helping rebuild the Carson Garden for our Second Graders this year (and hopefully, for all our students next year, and beyond!), please contact Ms. Seyan (408.535.6287 x 26143, email: or Ms. Won (408.535.6287 x 26152, email:

Here are some resources we have found useful:

California Garden Project

The School Garden Wizard

School Garden Checklist

Edible Schoolyard

Pollinator Partnership

California Regional Environmental Education Community Grants Page

Santa Cruz Life Lab

PDF Download:

School gardens- A Teacher’s Guide

Print Resources:

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children by Sharon Lovejoy
Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms With Communities by David Sobel
Smart By Nature: Schooling for Sustainability by Michael K. Stone
Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World by David Orr
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers by Arden Bucklin-Sprorer

-And last but not least:
The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson

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