This Schools Year-Round Gardening Program Is So Brilliant, It Should Be Offered EVERYWHERE!

The amazing gardening program at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod has come a long way. Now, there is a wonderful unheated hoop house and an awesome program where middle school gardeners lead younger grader starting from first grader as they teach how to build soil, transplant, plant, water, tend and how to harvest food year round.






The heart of the gardening program is a hoop house from 24 by 48 feet. This is a modern indoor gardening classroom that shines with garden life. Since it is unheated, different crops flourish better at different times of the year to introduce the children to seasonal change.

Every student in the school spends time growing lunch and each year the third graders are 'special weekly farmers' performing harder gardening tasks.

The aim is that children from the school have engagement into all aspects of gardening. 

Why teach them gardening? 

Is it good for children meaning they could make good food choices? Yes. Is it about learning botany? Yes. Is it to bring healthy exercise during the school day? Yes.  Is it to give children a clear understanding of the work behind the food? Is it about teaching them how to grow their own food?  Yes. But, most of all, let’s grow with children with natural enthusiasm for life.

Watch the program unearth a huge carrot in this video:



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