Join us every Wednesday after school in A373 or the Courtyard Garden and help our new learning spaces grow! The YCHS Garden Club is a place where project-based learning in environmental science, engineering, numeracy, and literacy take root











"No number of object-lessons...can substitute for acquaintance with the plants...of the...garden acquired through actual living among them and caring for them."
-John Dewey, School and Society (1907)

What the garden grows

A District 205 Foundation Theims Grant provided starting capital for the YCHS Garden in the Spring of 2014. In so doing it planted a new space for learning in our district--somewhere at the heart of several curricula. In the YCHS Garden, students conduct environmental science experiments, use real-life data engineer natural growth cycles, design and build raised beds and hoop houses, and enhance numeracy and literacy skills.

Garden space configurations

Why a garden at school?

  • School Gardens improve academics For hundreds of years, educators have acknowledged the importance of “hands-on” learning, while over the last decade an increasing number of schools have incorporated school gardens to foster ecological ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 7:47 AM by Andrew Bendelow
  • School Gardens increase student health The National Environmental Education Foundation (2010) summarizes a number of research studies on the health benefits of time spent in green spaces:Children’s stress levels are lower when they ...
    Posted Jan 7, 2014, 7:53 AM by Andrew Bendelow
  • School Gardens improve the environment By providing students an up-close understanding of natural cycles and making them environmental engineers,  the garden provides practical environmental knowledge. Through soliciting compostable material for its compost station from ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 3:22 PM by Andrew Bendelow
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YCHS Garden




all images responsibly sourced from Google images or Google Maps street view Jan. 2014