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Garden of the Saints

Our Goal

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.

Interested in Volunteering?

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.

Volunteer Sign-Up

 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. 

Garden Committee

Many thanks to the devoted members of our CCCSD Garden Committee.

Your guidance has helped us get going - and growing! If you need more information about the garden, please feel free to email any of us with questions.

Patti Saucke

Donors

Thank you to all of the donors who helped us get started!

Lowes: Toolbox for Education Grant
Home Depot
Wegmans
Food on Parade
Ace Hardware
Guldenschuh Logging
The Garden Factory
Harris Seed
Town of Riga Highway Department
Monroe County Youth Bureau
Rochester Area Community Found.
Youth As Resources Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Topsoil WNY
Tower Garden
Hannah & Fox Rochester
Slow Food USA
Eric Mercovich:
     Chefs Move to Schools
Nathaniel Mich: Food Link
Chris Hartman: 
     The Harley School, Headwater     Foods, The Good Food Collective
Sara Scott: 
     Horticultural & Environmental Programming Dept. of Recreation & Youth Services, City of Rochester
Josh Anthony: Eagle Scout