Field School

Seasonal workshops, class case studies, educational activities and more …

The Orchard Garden invites you to take advantage of our Outdoor Classroom.  The Orchard Garden, located on Totem Field, is a short walk from Neville Scarfe Building, Ponderosa, and The MacMillan Building. The student-run, inter-faculty garden project grows food for the Agora Cafe, for community sales, and to help connect undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and teachers (pre- and in-service) with growing food. As you plan your next syllabus, please consider how curriculum in or about the garden could enrich your teaching and learning and share your ideas with us! 

Here are some ways to connect with the Orchard Garden on your own or with a class:

          • Request plants be grown for art projects, musical instruments, science         experiments, math projects, etc… (advance notice)
          • Have class, meetings, or lunch outside and enjoy the beautiful setting!  Eat at     Agora Cafe! (Any time)
          • Come for a tour and/or work day to make tangible the pedagogy and curriculum of     garden-based learning (1-2 week notice)
          • Plan an assignment or project around the garden (2 weeks+notice)
          • Refer a student for an Inquiry Project, research project, or Alternate Practicum   (advance notice)

For more information, to discuss a visit and/or a project in the garden, please contact us!