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Crest Elementary,

“We are a small rural school and many of our families grow fruits and vegetables. We want to support the rural lifestyle of our students.” – Carmen Restrepo, Principal

Our Story

We are a small school with 130 students. We never had a garden before, and we’re so excited to start this new project. While we are a small school, there is a lot of support from both the community and our staff for a new garden and to learn more about gardening. With our garden, we want to learn more about science, nutrition, water conservation and increasing community engagement.

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Your Help

Crest Elementary School has never had a garden before. Your donation would help us start one, creating more engagement between students, staff, and the local community! We are aiming to build 9 raised garden beds that are 4 feet by 8 feet; one for each class and 3 additional raised beds for three families to use in our pilot Family Garden Program. We’ll also be building a small compost area, and receiving enough garden tools for everyone to use! Additonally, our new garden program will incude garden-based lesson plans and a new Garden Collaborative.

With your help, our small school can take the first step towards having our own garden!

Funding Structure

Total Budget: $3,004.06

Healthy Planet Subsidy (50%):$1502.03

Total for school community to raise:$1502.03

Thank You For Your Donation!

Carmen Restrepo

Nicole Martin

Connor Martin

Amber Brown

Tamara Otero