What’s New?

A big thank you to the great construction company, McGuire and Hester, for building a cement platform to house a new DIGS greenhouse and school shed. This act of generosity will allow DIGS to provide plant starts to more than 20 schools.

 

And thanks to our new garden intern and MV parent […]

Mira Vista Gardens in the News

Check out this article from Earth Island Journal featuring Mira Vista!

Your teachers—and gardens—need you!

Spring has sprung, and our teachers would LOVE to take their classes out for lessons in the gardens, but they can’t do it without a parent garden volunteer. How can you help? Join your teachers in the gardens on Fridays from 1 to 2:20 p.m. and watch your child’s love for nature grow. Please save […]

Garden Update

Our teachers had a great garden meeting today. They made a Power Snack and plans for spring planting. Every Friday will be a workday with a class, which means we can use helpers (particularly on Friday afternoons, but any other day or time, too). Please contact our awesome garden coordinator, Graciella Rossi, if you […]

Check out the garden report

Mira Vista’s Mid-Year Progress Report for the school garden program is here! Take a look.

What’s been going on in our gardens?

Can you believe your children have been attending school for more than a month? While that seems difficult to believe, what’s even more amazing is the amount of activity that’s been going on in Mira Vista’s School Gardens. I’ll do my best to recap everything that’s been happening …

Summer Helpers and the Perfect Path

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Come celebrate with Mira Vista and West County DIGS!

You are cordially invited to join us for a garden party.

When: May 13, 5:30 to 7:30

Where: Mira Vista gardens

Details are in the invitation link. Please RSVP by email to Molly Wahl (address in invitation) by Friday, April 29 if you will attend.

-Spring Fling Invitation

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September Garden Report

The garden is a delight, filled with many autumn gifts. Students have been harvesting gigantic squash, tomatoes, corn, apples, strawberries, parsley, basil, and cucumbers. Several classrooms have made salad, vegetable stir fry, and lavosh with cream cheese and vegetables. We have definitely been getting our vitamin C with the incredible feasting on tomatoes and […]

Thank you, volunteers!

A big thank you to the Wells Fargo team and all our parent, staff, and community volunteers who helped out yesterday. The gardens look great! More details to come.

What We Do Here

Here’s a quick rundown of garden news and activities from last spring.

Teacher Training and Leadership

Ms. Rossi attended Life Lab’s UC Santa Cruz Growing Classroom Workshop, learning hands-on, garden-based lessons linked to Common Core Language Arts and Math and Next Generation Science Standards.

Ms. Janora and Ms. Rossi attended the 2015 Healthier Generation […]