Great Garden Build – December 15, 2018
Green Our Planet’s Second Great Garden Build
On December 15th, 2018, volunteers from around Las Vegas will come together once again to build six school gardens during Green Our Planet's Second Great Garden Build (GGB). The GGB's mission is to improve the education and health of over 4,250 students at six schools in the Clark County School District.
Each school that participates in the GGB will enjoy an outdoor teaching garden with six raised brick beds, eight–ten fruit trees and all the opportunities our School Garden Program provides. With their new garden, students will learn using Green Our Planetʼs experiential STEAM Garden Curriculum, organize and participate in their own student-run farmers markets and discover how to make healthy dishes through chef demos. To support and enhance each school garden, we also provide STEAM Garden teacher trainings and an annual school garden conference for teachers and administrators.
Along with improving STEAM education, the GGB also helps conserve southern Nevadaʼs precious natural resources. By replacing 5,000 square feet of grass with a garden at each of the GGB schools, the schools will collectively save over 1.5 million gallons of water every year (250,000 gallons per school per year).
Great Garden Build Schools
Click on the buttons below to volunteer for the Great Garden Build!
Volunteering at a garden build is a great way to give back to the community–and it's a lot of fun!
We'll provide all the tools for the garden build, but to ensure your comfort and safety, please wear or bring the following:
- Sturdy closed-toe shoes
- Lightweight pants and a lightweight long-sleeve shirt
- Sunglasses and/or a hat