Our Vision Statement
OUSD Garden Education's goal is to establish and maintain a garden in every school. School gardens provide urban children access to nature and reflect each child's inherent right to the following:
Through school gardens, students become stewards of the environment and gain a stake in the community and the world. This empowers them to discover the connections among personal health, education and opportunity.
- Access to healthy, locally-produced food
- Understanding of food systems and the natural cycle
- Social, economic and health justice
- Hands-on alternatives to testing-based instruction
- Self-reliance and character-building opportunities
- Connection to local community
About OUSD's School Garden CoordinatorOUSD's School Garden Coordinator, Grey Kolevzon, serves as:
Grey is also available for consultation and assistance with any OUSD garden education programs, including supplies and materials, curriculum, facilities issues, program development, garden design and installation, and other direct support.For more information, please contact:Grey Kolevzon
- the facilitator of the OUSD School Garden Council
- liaison to Nutrition Services to promote the connections among garden-based nutrition education, the cafeteria and classroom
- liaison among school garden coordinators
liaison to community-based organizations that support school gardens, garden education and nutrition education
OUSD Garden Education Coordinator
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