School Gardens

School gardens provide many hands-on learning opportunities for students. Get tips, tools and resources for starting, maintaining or expanding your school garden in the BVSD Garden As Classroom Manual. 
Garden Resources for BVSD Schools

Garden as Classroom Lesson Plans - These lesson plans were created by BVSD teachers and aligned to grade specific common core standards. 

Complete lesson plans may be accessed by visiting Schoology and joining the Garden as a Classroom class with access code 7243M-Q8GCS.

Seed BankGet free seeds to grow your school garden.

Garden as a Classroom Workshop - PK-12 teachers register for this annual workshop and learn how to utilize, create or maintain your school garden and integrate garden concepts and learning into your academic curriculum. BVSD Teachers may earn 0.5 salary credits upon completion of this class.  You may register on MyPassport, keyword "Garden". To learn more, please contact Laura Smith at

Registration for the Spring 2018 Garden as a Classroom course is now open on MyPassport. Space is limited to 30 participants, claim your spot today!

​​"Our school garden brings fresh picked produce right to their lunch trays! It is an opportunity for them to plant, harvest and enjoy the work of their own hands."  Alison Adams, Kindergarten Teacher, Monarch K-8​​