LCS Community Garden
The Lake Country Land School includes a Community Garden and all LCS families are encouraged to come for work days throughout the season to experience the joy of working in the gardens and being on the land. Herbs, vegetables, and flowers are grown on four acres of land using sustainable farming practices. LCS students and families gain hands-on knowledge of these practices as they participate in the planting, care, and harvest of the crops. Produce is available to all LCS families on Tuesdays during September and October at the urban campus market stand.
“The work of the soil is an introduction to nature and civilization.” - Maria Montessori
Garden Program FAQs
How do I participate in the Land School Garden Program?
All LCS families and staff (and neighbors) are welcome to participate in the Land School Garden Program. Participation means being able to shop at produce markets, an invitation to Land School events and family visit days, and being able to camp at the Land School (after a workday, which are usually on Saturdays). LCS social media, the Tuesday Memo, and the Land School blog are places to continually look for updates from the farm.
When and where are the produce markets?
Weekly, from the end of August through the end of October, produce is available at the urban campus Tuesday afternoons between 4:00-6:00pm. You do not need to be a “member” to shop at the Land School markets; all are welcome.
How can I get involved with the Land School Garden Program?
Join us to help with farm work. We have scheduled events and workdays throughout the summer and fall. Send the Land School Staff an email at [email protected] if you are planning to attend. Also family visits can be arranged through Sign-up Genius as dates become available.
We also need volunteers to help with the markets in the fall and to serve as docents for family visits. Market volunteers and docents are coordinated through the LCS Environmental Group. Write to [email protected] to let us know that you’re interested.