Middle School Horticulture Arts
Students understand 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 basic elements of art.
Students learn about garden design and create a landscape design project using the elements of art they learned about in the 6th 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 just-picked organic ingredients from the garden.
Habitat and Environmental Restoration for Service Learning (X and Y Blocks)
Students study native plans, habitat restoration, grow plants, and learn about sustainable landscaping. Students work with the Palos Verdes Land Conservancy to help perserve 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 recipe that we make at lunch in the kitchen. The student can use ingredients from the garden and/or bring in their own ingredients. The recipes must be healthy and easy to make. By the end of the year each student will have experienced over 20 different healthy recipes.