Lyn Knoll Elementary School recently hosted a grand opening ceremony to celebrate its new school-based community garden. Students, staff, parents and community partners gathered to view the new garden.
Thanks to a Youth Programming Wellness grant from Target, Lyn Knoll is one of four new school-based community gardens to open in APS in 2017. APS has enhanced efforts to strengthen health and wellness offerings for students, and is excited that this successful school-based community garden model also includes new gardens at Sixth Avenue Elementary, Quest K-8 and Vista Peak Preparatory.
APS has partnered with Denver Urban Gardens (DUG) since 2011, when two garden sites opened at North Middle School and Hinkley High School. A third garden opened in 2016 at Fulton Elementary School. DUG provides schools and community members with the necessary resources and technical expertise as they create and grow community gardens.
APS is extremely grateful to Target and Denver Urban Gardens, as these projects would not be possible without their support.