A School Garden Thrives In Challenging Times

A School Garden Thrives In Challenging Times
How can a school garden survive this pandemic? It takes courageous educators, some determined parents and a lot of community support. Here’s an inner-city school garden that just keeps on giving, despite the blocks and hurdles that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on our schools.  The Garden Club at Daniel A. Grout Elementary School in southeast Portland, Oregon has stayed active in keeping their school’s garden alive. Grout’s garden was chosen last year as a winner of Gardening Know How’s school sponsorship award. GKH grants just 20 awards each year, and this one was a clear winner. Grout Elementary is a Title 1 low-income school that enjoys a highly diverse student population – so diverse that there are 20 different languages spoken. In addition to the dedicated teachers, volunteers and PTA parents in the Grout Garden Club, a local organization called Grow Portland helps keep the area’s school gardens … Read More