Scope Out Your Site

In this section, you'll learn how to engage your students in evaluating and choosing a site for your school garden.

 

Questions to Consider:

  • How will our garden be part of our neighborhood, part of our community?
  • Is there an accessible water source nearby?
  • When will the sun shine on your garden, when will the wind blow?
  • What other features on site will help or harm the health of our garden?
  • What is the quality of our soil?
  • How does water natually flow and percolate on and thorugh our soil?
  • Where will we take our produce? How will we get it there?
  • What climate zone do we live in? When are the first and last frosts of the season?
  • How can we make the most of the limited space available?
  • How will lay out garden beds, pathways, and fences?