Growing together


"To create a natural Sonoran desert ecosystem and outdoor classroom where students, faculty, and the Mesa High School community can learn about indigenous flora and fauna, local geologic characteristics, and our relationship with the sun."

Some of that learning comes from active participation in the garden's development. Mesa High students helped design the basic plan, cleared weeds, worked the soil, germinated seeds, transplanted the seedlings, researched indigenous species, planted larger shrubs, and watered the plants. Students from industrial technology and art classes created pieces that enhance the natural and cultural garden atmosphere. The mosaics, ceramics, metal silhouettes, bee and bird boxes, and interactive sundials were created by Mesa High students.