We're Growing Great Gardeners at IVE! 

Growing Great Gardeners is a PTA sponsored enrichment program designed specifically for first grade students.  Children learn about plants and the importance of nutrition while practicing simple gardening techniques using sustainable methods. First graders will have the opportunity to work outdoors to grow vegetables in a raised garden bed maintained by their class. At the culmination of the season, students will harvest their produce and enjoy a “Salad Celebration” the first Friday in June.


One hour per class the first week of each month, February – June.

Opportunities to Volunteer:

Become a classroom Garden Docent! Every month during spring, help our first graders plant a lovely salad garden and maintain their raised bed. This is a fabulous job for first grade parents but all are welcome. No gardening experience is necessary. All materials and training will be provided.

Garden volunteers may also help maintain the raised garden beds by weeding and composting in the fall and clean-up/weeding around the beds in the spring. If you are looking for a flexible and casual opportunity to volunteer with other parents, this is a great way to get involved!

Committee Chairs: Laura and Travis Burnett

Contact Info: garden@ivepta.org

Timeframe: February-June

Opportunities to Volunteer: Contact Chairperson or your student's First Grade Teacher