Assembling a motivated, committed school garden team can be the key to building a garden that endures for years. This team should consist of a core group that will be the most active participants in planning as well as others who may play an important but more peripheral role, or who may address some of the diverse constituency of learners who will be using the garden.
We recommend a minimum of six people to form the core of the team.
Six key roles
1: The Facilitator/Principal will:
2: Garden Coordinator will:
3. Planting Day Leader will:
4. Resource Leader will:
5. The Parent-Teacher Liaison will:
6. Fundraiser/PR Leader will:
See Getting Funds and Supplies for more information about this role.
Tips for forming a great team
Gardens are wonderfully flexible learning environments and can be used effectively for learners of diverse abilities. Special needs teachers can help ensure that the garden design will accommodate unique needs such as the use of wheelchairs or walkers. They can also ensure that the design includes a wide range of learning opportunities for everyone.