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School Gardens and Outdoor Projects

Need ideas for starting a school garden?

First determine the purpose of your garden.

Do you hope to grow food, attract butterflies, go native, or simply beautify?

Planning involves measuring the space, drawing it to scale, researching plants, soliciting funds, and installing irrigation.

Don't forget about scheduling maintenance, weeding, and watering.

What will you do with those garden wastes? Compost or add to the landfill problem? What are different composting methods?

For information about composting, contact the Riverside County Master Composters. The website for Riverside County's Waste Management Department and the Master Composters Alternatively, call 1-800-366-SAVE or (909) 955-1370 and ask for the Recycling Department. Also, visit

A list of School and Garden Resources

For additional help, request to have a Master Gardener visit your school by contacting Erin Snyder at snyder@rcrcd.orgor (951) 683-7691 Ext. 207.