Middle School Horticulture Arts
Students learn the basic concepts of how to plant and take care of edible and non-edible plants. They also learn the fundamentals of cooking in the kitchen. During the class, we also cover the basic relationship between horticulture and art.
Students learn about garden design and create a landscape design project using the elements of art they learned in the sixth grade. In the outdoor kitchen, the students cook seasonal dishes and use ingredients from the garden.
Students learn and execute advanced garden skills, including propagation, grafting, and companion planting. As a class, we design and plant the garden beds. In the outdoor kitchen, the students cook seasonal dishes and use ingredients from the garden.
Upper School Horticulture Arts
Set in the beautiful Husky Organic Garden, students learn to cook and create unique dishes with freshly-picked organic ingredients.
Habitat and Environmental Restoration for Service Learning (X and Y Blocks)
Students study native plants and habitat restoration, grow a variety of unique plants, and learn about sustainable landscaping. Students work with the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy to help preserve the Peninsula's natural habitat through volunteer days and working in the nearby native plant nursery.
Garden to Table Club
The Garden to Table club meets every Thursday and is open to both middle and upper school students. Each week, a student plans a healthy, easy-to-make lunch recipe that we create right in the kitchen. The student can use ingredients from the garden and/or bring in their own ingredients. During the year, each student experiences over 20 different healthy and delicious recipes.