Pilot Program – Ocean Knoll Elementary

Our pilot program on the Ocean Knoll campus boasts a flourishing 1/8 acre school garden, a portable classroom transformed into a nutritional science lab, and TWO full time certificated teachers, one for the garden, and one teaching through cooking. Since 2011, the Sage Garden Project has been testing our program through experimentation on this campus.

Our organization currently collaborates with Ocean Knoll’s PTA, the District Facilities Department, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and others to operate a 1-acre Children’s Farm on the campus. On this farm, there are 24 beds designated as a Community Garden for school families, teachers, and neighbors to grow crops for themselves.

Sage Garden Project showcases this campus in their recent film, The Gardenator Challenge, which displays the skills of the first graduating class of students who have benefitted from our program with weekly hands-on lessons from Kindergarten through 6th grade. The school is the site for our annual training for garden/nutrition educators, and is an often-requested tour site.

The beautiful mosaic created by artist Jennifer Hewitson in the school garden is a functioning sundial, calibrated in place for accuracy throughout the seasons. More than simply a cheery greeting, it is an inspiring lesson in seasons, artwork, roman numerals and poetry.

Pilot Program – Ocean Knoll Elementary

Our pilot program on the Ocean Knoll campus boasts a flourishing 1/8 acre school garden, a portable classroom transformed into a nutritional science lab, and TWO full time certificated teachers, one for the garden, and one teaching through cooking. Since 2011, the Sage Garden Project has been testing our program through experimentation on this campus.

Our organization currently collaborates with Ocean Knoll’s PTA, the District Facilities Department, the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and others to operate a 1-acre Children’s Farm on the campus. On this farm, there are 24 beds designated as a Community Garden for school families, teachers, and neighbors to grow crops for themselves.

Sage Garden Project showcases this campus in their recent film, The Gardenator Challenge, which displays the skills of the first graduating class of students who have benefitted from our program with weekly hands-on lessons from Kindergarten through 6th grade. The school is the site for our annual training for garden/nutrition educators, and is an often-requested tour site.

The beautiful mosaic created by artist Jennifer Hewitson in the school garden is a functioning sundial, calibrated in place for accuracy throughout the seasons. More than simply a cheery greeting, it is an inspiring lesson in seasons, artwork, roman numerals and poetry.