Since 2002 we are proud to have designed and created twenty-four unique outdoor classroom gardens. In the 2016-2017 school year we are teaching our Garden Day curriculum to students PreK – 5th grade in nineteen amazing school learning gardens.
Our program offers a unique garden based science curriculum for every grade level focusing on educationally appropriate, fun activities that inspire students to thrive in an outdoor classroom.
Our philosophy is that a school garden should be a fun, interactive learning center, not just pretty landscaping. In the garden students are encouraged to actively investigate, discover, question, predict, and think outside the box. On scheduled garden days one of our experienced garden teachers spends the day teaching lessons for the grade level chosen by the school.
Whether shoveling soil, planting seeds, recording the growth of seedlings, or harvesting and tasting an organic vegetable for the first time, boys and girls of all ages love to learn in a garden!
Stephanie successfully utilizes her Master Gardener expertise to create spectacular student/school vegetable and flower gardens. Students have responded with astounding enthusiasm and have learned much more than any textbook could ever teach them!
– Lesa Cain of Lead Your School, previous Principal of Hairgrove Elementary
Read more about us and what we do. Take a look around our lovely school gardens. If your child’s school would be interested in gardening, give us a call and we will be happy to meet with you to explain more about the successful progam we have created. Have a question? Check out our FAQ page, or you can contact us any time; we’re here to help and would love to hear from you.
Stephanie’s ability to work with students is outstanding. She presents new information using hands on strategies and makes learning relevant to students. She relates garden experiences to classroom curriculum so that students are making connections and seeing science in action.
– Shanie LaCoke, Assistant Principal of Keith Elementary
I highly recommend Ms.Baker and her gardening program. It is a class that our students look forward to every week.
– Todd Sepulveda, Assistant Principal of Copeland Elementary
She is passionate about helping students learn about gardening and apply it to their learning. I first met Stephanie when I was volunteering in a garden program at REACH Unlimited. Stephanie, being a Texas Master Gardener, helped me learn about the right type of soil, correct drainage, as well as, growing plants.
– Suzanne Thompson, Retired Principal, CFISD
Is your school interested in starting a gardening program? Let us know and we’ll be happy to meet with you to tell you more about how to get started. We are the original school garden program started in the CyFair area in 2002 and still growing strong!