Vision StatementThe La Mariposa School students, staff, parents, and community will work cooperatively to create and maintain a sustainable organic garden. All students will learn to appreciate natural beauty and develop a sense of responsibility. Gardening activities will promote learning about local and seasonal produce, healthy lifestyle choices, and will support student understanding of the academic standards.
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS FROM OUR SUMMER BUILDING DAYS!
to view more photos and video from our Garden Box Building Day!
Our La Mariposa garden boxes are a community effort! From building the boxes and tilling the soil to planting and harvesting we all pitch in!
You may ask, "How does our garden grow?" Here are 4 easy steps to growing delicious vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers that we will be following at La Mariposa.
Step 1: Designating the Garden Boxes - Each garden box has been designated by either a classroom or grade level. Some classrooms will be sharing a box. We are reserving one garden box for the Food Share program, and one for Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE).
Step 2: Choosing the Plants - Each grade level has their own type of plants they would like to grow based on their curriculum. McGrath's Family Farm and Growing Grounds also donated seeds and plants for our garden boxes. If you have a lead on plants please let Kelly Long know.
Step 3: Planting - We started planting in the garden boxes mid September. Parent volunteer have been contacted by their teacher or by Kelly Long to schedule times to work with the students. The parent volunteers work with the students in the gardens to planting, harvesting, and maintaining the garden boxes.
Step 4: Watering- The irrigation system is self watering! If you notice a problem with your irrigation system please let Kelly Long know. We will get someone to fix it as soon as possible.
We really want to make this an easy and fun tool for learning. We are here to help and guide our students through the wonderful world of gardening.