The South Whidbey School District is growing its school gardens! There is a school farm behind the South Whidbey Academy (0.6 acre), as well as gardens at the Langley Middle School (0.15 acre), Elementary School (tiny), and High School (.35 acre). In addition, in 2016, another .75 acre of growing area is being developed behind the old Bayview School in collaboration with Good Cheer Food Bank at Bayview Corner.

These gardens are being used to provide garden-based curriculum as well as provide fresh produce in the school lunches. Through our Fresh Food for Lunch program, we were the first school district in the nation to follow the Chartwells School Garden Guide protocols for delivering produce on a regular basis to the school lunches. Harvest is also going to the Good Cheer Food Bank and W.I.N. to supply the community with healthy, local, nutritious food!

Should you want to become more involved in these community efforts, volunteer your time and share in the enjoyment of a growing community, contact  schoolgardenswhidbey@gmail.com for more information.

Address is 5476 Maxwelton Rd., Langley, WA. Walk around behind the school and you’ll find us!

During the summer we have weekly work parties from 9 am  – 12 noon on Tuesday mornings at the School Farm behind the South Whidbey Academy, followed by picnic lunch with salad from the garden at noon.

During the school year, the focus is on providing garden-based curriculum to classes K-12, and the students help grow and care for the garden.

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