The PUSD Edible Garden Resource Center under the Child Nutrition Department opened in 2013. Our Garden Supervisor Michelle DeCoy has started and maintains 11 school gardens at 13 schools in the district. We had scholars from Willow Cove Elementary School invited to the White House by the First Lady in 2014. Our goal is to create an outdoor, hands-on classroom for the PUSD scholars and to promote great nutritional choices. Some of our activities include teaching garden lessons to all elementary school students, hosting garden markets and plant sales open to the community, and having students involved in their gardens.
We cannot exist without community involvement, therefore please read over the opportunities below and connect with us if you are qualified and interested.
Grant writer- Seeking volunteer grant writer to write approximately 1 small grant per month.
Irrigation volunteer- Seeking advice and hands-on help for irrigation projects at all sites. Needed ASAP
Carpentry volunteer- Needed intermittently for work tables and other small projects.
Garden Maintenance Volunteers- Needed to weed etc. Must be able to commit to 2 hours a week between 7 am- 3 pm and be flexible with school assignment. Needed ASAP.
If interested please email Michelle DeCoy at [email protected].
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