Late Spring Harvest and Butterflies

Thanks to our great garden volunteers, who are keeping both gardens lush and productive, not to mention creating a lovely home for our local lepidoptera.

What’s for dinner

Carrots and strawberries

Mylitta crescent


Jumbo zucchini

Beets and chard

Common checkered skipper

Planters, tenders, and end users


Join Us for a Garden Work Party – April 2

Mark your calendar and bring yourself and your friends to Mira Vista’s Garden Work Party! April 2, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm

Spring is here and it’s time to get Mira Vista’s outdoor classroom growing! As part of our ongoing effort to strengthen understanding and participation in our school’s wonderful outdoor classroom, we […]

February Fun in the Garden

The weather is warming up and our garden continues to grow. Here are a few of the activities that sprouted up in February.

100th Day of School

To celebrate the 100th day of school, students practiced math in the garden. They counted sunflower seeds by fives and learned that one sunflower head had 2,350 seeds.


Mira Vista Awarded 2 Garden Grants

Great news! Mira Vista has been awarded not 1 but 2 garden grants to help benefit our children’s environmental education and overall health and well-being. The grants from ERM Foundation and the California Fertilizer Foundation will be used to help make necessary repairs and purchase tools and equipment to make it easier for students and […]

January 2015 Garden Update

It has been the season of greens — kale, chard, bok choy, broccoli and romanesco (also called broccoflower, a combo of broccoli and cauliflowerthat looks like a jewel), as well as being awarded 2 grants to help the gardens flourish!

Kale is a leafy green, cruciferous vegetable that is chock-full of essential vitamins A, […]

November–December Garden Report

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! We grew more than a dozen big pumpkins in both gardens this year and have been making pumpkin bread in Ms. Rossi’s Learning Center and Mr. Lackey’s Urban Ag class. Fourth-grade students practiced reading the recipe, learned about fractions and measurement, studied the nutritional value of pumpkins, and followed the directions to […]

October Garden News: Third Harvest

As we move deeper into autumn and toward winter, the Mira Vista gardens are still very busy and full of life. Winter crops have been planted, classes are learning about agricultural cycles, and students and their families continue to enjoy an abundant harvest.

New Plant Starts for the Winter Gardens

At the West County DIGS […]

September News: Work Party with Jamba








On September 29, a group of 20 employees from Jamba Juice along with Mr. Lackey, Ms. Rossi, and a handful of energetic MV parents participated in a work day for our gardens. In just a few hours, we were able to:

Rebuild and gopher proof more […]

September News: In the Classroom

September was a very busy month for the Mira Vista gardens. Teachers visited both gardens and discussed ways to incorporate garden learning into the curriculum. Ms. Rossi presented them with some lessons on tomatoes (and some tomatoes). Nearly every class spent some time in the garden, and students harvested more than just fruits and […]

August Garden News

Thanks to all the parent support this summer, the garden has been bursting with flowers, fruits and vegetables! Tomatoes, apples, cucumbers, green beans, zucchini, cabbages, sunflowers, eggplant, swiss chard! And check out the gigantic pumpkins!

During the first week of school, the teachers enjoyed the garden and thought about ways to connect the garden […]