Stoklosa Middle School

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Stoklosa students are always willing to get their hands in the soil.

The Stoklosa School Garden
560 Broadway

Date of Completion: Spring 2014, Expanded in 2015
Number of Beds: 10
Key Funders: Whole Kids FoundationVerizon Foundation
Key Project Partners: MassLIFT, 21st Century Afterschool    

Garden Programming: In-school Garden & Nutrition residencies, Farm to Table Family Cooking Classes (Fall 2016)

Garden Website: http://gotdirt2015.weebly.com/

About The Project: What was originally a beautiful garden of 5 raised beds installed in 2014, became even more vibrant in the spring of 2015 with the installation of 5 new raised beds, a native plant area, a weather station, and an outdoor classroom.  Stoklosa teachers and students are active in their garden year round with multiple season extension beds in use during the winter and engaging garden programs over the summer. Teachers report students being more aware and engaged in their food systems because of the gardens where they grow food for the school community.