Heights Gardens

 

Heights Elementary has two beautiful gardens for our students, teachers and staff to enjoy: an interior garden of native plants with a lovely natural pond and creek, and an exterior fruit, vegetable, herb and flower garden that can be enjoyed from the front of the school. 

The courtyards are managed and cared for by Garden Club students as well as parents, community and PTA volunteers. It takes a lot of sweat and love to keep these gardens growing, so if you have a green thumb, want to learn more about gardening, or just enjoy digging in the dirt, please join us!

 

 

Garden Events & Volunteer Opportunities:

 

  • WEEKLY - Regular garden work days for weeding, planting, pond maintenance, spreading compost and/or mulch as needed, etc. younger children welcome! Please email gardens@rhepta.org to verify work day before coming. (Must have completed RISD Background Check to volunteer.)

 

  • SATURDAYS - Occasional Saturday morning work days for larger projects that require more manpower.

 

  • Free Community Seed & Plant Swaps - Free community event held in October and March in the lawn space in front of the school garden. Local gardeners are encouraged to come share seeds, plants, advice and/or any other garden items and get to know one other.

 

  • MAY MARKET - Homegrown Heights Farmer's Market - held annually in May, allows Garden Club students to sell their harvest, with 100% of proceeds going right back to supporting our gardens.

 

Questions?  Contact president@rhepta.org