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Lilana Spindler
Garden Aide


planting drawings




  • To use the garden as an outdoor classroom that aligns with common core curriculum, particularly in the science area.  

student studying in garden



  • To foster insightful and critical thinking about our ecosystem and help students foster closer ties to nature.

students planting



  • To teach important life skills: including self-awareness, motor skills, and to deepen interpersonal skills during group activities. 

students drawing in garden



  • To provide students a hands-on experience to grow and harvest their own food, to learn more about nutrition, and to learn where food comes from.

students planting




  • To teach environmental awareness, an understanding for nature, and sustainable living practices.

outdoor classroom with teacher and students



  • To bring together students, teachers, families, and build a strong sense of well-being within our school community and within the greater community.