Springer Elementary

Springer Elementary School

logo springerCompleted in August 2008, this garden features planter boxes arranged in the form of a butterfly and dragonfly and many other raised beds to accommodate a large bounty of fruits, vegetables and herbs. The garden features many edibles outside the planter boxes including fruit trees, grape, passion fruit and kiwi vines, blueberries and strawberries. A designer quality outdoor kitchen with granite countertops and working sink allows for easy preparation of fresh food dishes during the lunchtime recess garden program while two beautiful mosaic round tables with tree stump seating provide a place to enjoy the food from the garden or a game of checkers or chess! A greenhouse is used for students to grow seedlings of all types for the garden and to sell aduring an annual plant sale. A creative play space with a hand-pump, creek bed and wooden arch bridge is set amidst California native plants which are featured all around the garden on mounds. A shaded outdoor seating area large enough to accommodate an entire class and a one of a kind hand painted garden shed are additional features. A new greenhouse is used to grow seedlings, two mosaic topped tables provide outdoor work space and a undulating brick seating wall is topped with wonderful quotes about gardens. Springer School's garden features all key elements of the Living Classroom garden in one 7,000 square foot area. Construction of the garden involved tearing out approximately 2,900 feet of blacktop!

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