Our Commerce Elementary garden assists the administration in educating students about where food comes from, how food is grown/processed, healthy vs. unhealthy food choices and how foods they consume affect their lives at school and in other extracurricular activities.

A school garden is an inventive teaching tool and strategy that lets educators incorporate hands-on activities in a range of interdisciplinary, standards-based lessons. The garden engages students by providing a dynamic environment in which to observe, discover, experiment, nurture, and learn.

Garden programs teach students about healthy lifestyles including proper nutrition and physical activity. Through a gardening program, students gain first-hand experience with fresh fruits and vegetables. They discover that produce does not magically appear on the grocery store shelves, and they learn the important role of agriculture in our society.