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April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Greensboro Montessori School
2856 Horse Pen Creek Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Eliza Hudson

Spring Community Garden Workday

Montessori Gardens

Please join us for fun in the GMS gardens! The Community Garden Workday is for families and their friends to visit our gardens.  If you’ve ever wanted a narrated tour of the gardens, or a directed lesson of permaculture principles and techniques (led by our environmental educators), please come join us for the next community garden workday!

Of course, we’ll feed you well. Just come with gloves, sturdy shoes, and your choice tool (mark it well so it doesn’t get lost). Community Garden Workdays are scheduled each semester to bring families together in our outdoor classrooms.  The four gardens on our 10-acre campus wrap around the buildings like a protective oasis, and our students play and learn in them throughout every school year and summer.

Register for Community Garden Workday

Did you know our environmental education program began in 1997 and is rooted in permaculture gardening? Permaculture gardening is a way of designing the landscape to mimic that of nature in the hopes that culture and agriculture can strike a permanent and harmonious balance. Half of all of our garden space is perennial. There are over 30 fruit and nitrogen fixing trees on campus with beneficial herbs, flowers, and bush fruits interspersed. All of this bounty is in addition to the annual beds that grow an abundance of vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

There are four main gardens on campus, three of which correspond to a particular age level. They were designed this way for a number of reasons. One is proximity. We want the students at all times to have direct access to the world of the gardens and to feel a sense of belonging to them. Nature is their outdoor classroom.