Living Classroom Sites

img planterboxLiving Classroom Program schools have both edible and native habitat gardens which are used for lessons as well as other school activities such as lunchtime nature or garden clubs run by parent volunteers and unstructured creative play. The gardens attract wildlife, particularly pollinators, to the school campus.These gardens also provide a place for unstructured creative play and weekly nature or ecology programs for students during lunch recess where students plant, harvest, and maintain the gardens. Please click on the photos below to see a slide show of each of the Living Classroom gardens.

Active Living Classroom Locations


Covington Elementary School

 logo covingtonCovington School now features 5 redwood planter boxes for the kindergarten classes and ten new planter boxes for grades 3-6 along the side of the campus—a welcome addition to the first and second grade boxes originally in place.  Plans are underway for a large native plant garden to be installed in 2012.

Blach Junior High School

logo blachBlach Junior High School features a California Native Habitat Garden at the front entryway area of the school planted by staff, parents and students. Many other California native plants are also found all around the campus as are an extensive array of beautiful garden spaces planted by volunteers over the last six years. The science courtyard features five raised planter beds growing edibles including citrus trees, a robust artichoke and many types of herbs. Blach students and teachers enjoy Thompson Seedless and Concord grapes in the fall, now supported by a sturdy trellis structure also in the science courtyard.

Egan Junior High School

logo eganThe newest Living Classroom Garden is at Egan Junior High School installed in the summer and fall of 2011. This 6,000 square foot garden includes a large native plant garden featuring almost 50 different species of plants demonstrating many types of adaptations to the environment as well as a history corner including four planter boxes, grape arbors and solar powered bird bath, four fruit trees, and six planter boxes for science classes and the garden club.