PVE Garden Mission Statement

  • In the PVE garden . . .

    • We grow food.
      We promote good nutrition by planting, tending, harvesting and eating organic fruit, vegetables and herbs.
    • We grow citizens.
      We connect children to the natural world and create environmental stewards.
    • We grow character.
      We learn leadership, responsibility, and respect when we work in the garden.
    • We grow practical gardening skills.
      We learn the nuts and bolts of growing a garden.
    • We grow beauty.
      We enjoy our peaceful, beautiful garden as it relaxes our bodies, inspires our minds and ignites our creativity and imagination.
    • We grow academics.
      We study science, math and language arts in our garden classroom.
    • We grow stories.
      We develop a “sense of place” as we build a garden that reflects who we are as individuals, as a school and as residents of Oregon.
    • We grow community.
      We create positive relationships among students, staff, parents, and neighbors when we work together.