The Garden Docent program strives to engage our children’s minds through a hands-on experience by enjoying the touch, sights, sounds, and smells that a garden offers. Participating classes meet with their docents 4 times a year to plant, harvest and/or maintain their classroom garden bed.
Additionally, the Garden Docent program has built and maintains three botanical gardens that function as outdoor learning spaces on campus: the CA History Garden by the courtyard and cafeteria; the Bookworm Garden next to the library; the Zoo Garden near the Kindergarten playground. These serene and stimulating spaces are an excellent outdoor learning environment for our children. Please volunteer and help bring the children outside!
We need 3 docents per class to help teach 4 lessons a year (fall harvest, winter planting, spring harvest, summer planting). The children love being outside and learning about plants, soil, pollination, and more! Lesson plans and most materials are provided, reimbursements for extra materials are available. No gardening experience required, but you must have a background check and current TB test. You will work with your teacher’s schedule and plan dates/times that are best for them. Help make the garden come alive for the kids!