The Farnham Garden
In the summer of 2012 volunteer parents came together to build the Farnham Garden. Their goal was to give students the opportunity to have a garden experience. Many volunteer parents came together to install the irrigation, build the garden beds and bring in new soil. A garden shed was added in the summer of 2013. Through parent donations and the support of our Home and School Club the garden continues to grow.
The Farnham Garden is an outdoor classroom with many benefits for the children. Studies have shown that children who work in a garden develop better cooperative skills, have healthier eating habits, and perform significantly higher on science achievement tests (for 5th graders). During the garden's first year, Mr. Hill's 5th grade class won the competitive Walden West Eco Action Award.If you would like to be a part of the Farnham Garden:
- Please "like" our Facebook page: Farnham's Growing Circle. Opportunities to volunteer throughout the year are posted here.
- Let us know what you are interested in helping with by filling out our Garden Maintenance Team form
Garden Adventures is the Grades 1-5 classroom program where students plant seeds and grow an edible crop. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer for your child/grandchild's class, please sign up at Back-to-School night or talk to your child's
No gardening experience required! See Calendar for training dates and GET GROWING!
Garden Adventures coordinator: Robin Williams