Monday, January 25, 2016

2016 Garden In Every School® Workshop

The deadline to RSVP for the upcoming Garden In Every School® Mandatory Grant Workshop is fast approaching!

Photo taken from Oak Park Elementary.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 is the last day to RSVP to attend the FREE mandatory garden-based learning workshop for those interested in applying for the 2016-2017 Garden In Every School® Program. This one-day workshop will go over the program, application process, curriculum connections to California state standards, past successes and classroom resources available to those who participate.

The Garden In Every School® Program is available to schools, who have not previously participated, in IEUA’s service area, which include the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland.

Photo taken from Chaparral Elementary.

The Garden In Every School® Program is a wonderful teaching tool for educators to bring their curriculum to life. The program educates students on the need and value of water conservation, now and in the future, by understanding efficient water irrigation techniques. With the majority of water being used for outdoor irrigation, this knowledge can greatly impact the community’s water conservation efforts.  This valuable experience can establish a water conscience in students at a young age, which the children can take into adulthood. Students will learn that a beautiful garden is possible, even while implementing water conservation efforts.

Photo taken from Etiwanda Intermediate.

Along with the knowledge of smart water-wise usage, students will learn about sustainable gardening practices, native California flora, and climate-appropriate drought tolerant plants. With the option of adding vegetables to the garden, students will have an opportunity to learn about sustainable agriculture, as well as the benefits of good nutrition. Students will also view the web of life firsthand, which will bring more awareness of the natural world around them. The process of building the garden in their school will teach students the importance of teamwork, while the completion of the garden can increase students’ self esteem.

Photo taken from Coyote Canyon Elementary.

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

The Garden In Every School® Mandatory Grant Workshop:
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Inland Empire Utilities Agency – Building B, Event Room
6075 Kimball Avenue, Chino, CA 91708

Please RSVP by Monday, February 22, 2016 to Katie Plank:
Call 909.993.1925 or Email

For more information on the Garden In Every School® Program or to see previously planted school gardens, please visit :