Garden of the Saints
The goal of the Garden of the Saints is to provide hands-on learning experiences for our students which cross curriculum areas. We also aim to link agriculture to the classroom, teaching the value of growing food while addressing sustainability, supporting local families through the food cupboard (the recipients of our summer harvest) and providing nutritious food for our school community.
Of course none of this would be possible without our wonderful team of donors who have shared resources of supplies, time and/or talents.
We are always looking for volunteers. You may become part of our standing garden committee or simply volunteer some time to help in our beautiful gardens.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help with the Garden of the Saints; we would not be able to maintain our garden without your help. Volunteers are needed throughout the summer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and can sign-up for designated times. Volunteers can select the times that work best for them and their families. A volunteer reminder email is sent the week prior to your sign-up date to let you know any pertinent information.
A few housekeeping items:
- The garden is located behind the Operations and Maintenance House, 145 Fairbanks Road. You can park in the Middle School parking lot.
- We have a shed on site, built by our high school students. The shed will not be locked, and all of the materials will be located inside.
- Many of our students have learned to safely handle and carry tools, and we encourage you to do the same when you bring your children to help.
- Weeding and watering are our top priorities. Water can be turned on at the back of the house; please be sure to turn it off when you leave.
- You are welcome to stay as long as you are able.
- Please remember to wear sneakers.
- Don't forget your own drinking water, bug spray and sunscreen.
- If you notice there are items ready to be harvested, please feel free to do so and take them home with you.
Thank you to all of the donors who helped us get started!
Lowes: Toolbox for Education Grant
Food on Parade
The Garden Factory
Town of Riga Highway Department
Monroe County Youth Bureau
Rochester Area Community Found.
Youth As Resources Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Hannah & Fox Rochester
Slow Food USA
Chefs Move to Schools
Nathaniel Mich: Food Link
The Harley School, Headwater Foods, The Good Food Collective
Horticultural & Environmental Programming Dept. of Recreation & Youth Services, City of Rochester
Josh Anthony: Eagle Scout