Robinson & McAuliffe Schools


Students plant radishes at the beginning of the growing season.

The Robinson and McAuliffe School Garden
110 June Street

Date of Completion: Spring 2014, Expanded in 2016
Number of Beds: 9
Key Funders: Lowell’s Community Development Block Grant
Key Project Partners: 21st Century Afterschool, American Training, Inc

Garden Programming: In-school Garden & Nutrition residencies, Farm to Table Family Cooking Classes (Fall 2015)

About The Project: The shared garden at the Henry J. Robinson Middle and S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary Schools was built in spring 2014 through the Build-A-Garden Program. In 2016, the garden underwent a transformation into a pollinator habitat with 4 new windrows planted with generous donations from Weston’s Nurseries, Home Depot, and perennials from a teachers’ and community members’ gardens. The garden is a true community resource with students, families, neighbors using the shared garden as a source of fresh, delicious produce. The Robinson School also installed an additional 3 garden beds in the back of their school for easy access for science teachers in the summer of 2016. American Training, Inc of Lowell helps provide garden maintenance over the summer months so students can come back to a healthy, productive garden.