Providing students with multidisciplinary, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to emphasize the value of natural resources
The garden, recently named MUSD Community Garden, is located on Martinez Unified School District property in a secure/fenced in area adjacent to the MJHS ballfields. The garden was previously designed and currently supports edible, companion and native plantings. The garden includes an orchard of 20 dwarf fruit trees, four planter beds, a shed and compost area. The site is in the beginning stages of being revitalized, after a period of no oversight or care, so is in need of heavy maintenance, irrigation repairs and replantings to make it more usable for student programming. New plants and seeds will primarily be selected by NLC staff, including a designated Community Garden Program Manager, with input from a core group of garden volunteers and the MJHS community. NLC has agreed to steward the garden for the purpose of providing enhanced, hands-on, experiential, multi-disciplinary, curriculum based learning opportunities to MJHS students, initially, with plans to extend programs to the greater MUSD community over time. Programs will emphasize the value of the natural resources in this blended native, water-wise, and edible garden that is adjacent to Alhambra Creek: a main channel that runs through the City of Martinez to Carquinez Straits, which drains into San Francisco Bay.
We’re excited to partner with MUSD students, community volunteers and local organizations including Martinez Unified School District, National Park Service, Youth Conservation Corps, Contra Costa Resource Conservation District, CA Native Plant Society, Common Vision, City of Martinez, Ecomulch and Starbucks.
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