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Birch Lane Elementary

1600 Birch Lane, Davis, CA (530) 757-5395

 

Garden Coordinator: Jenn Rogge

Garden Committee: Christine Nourot, Cindy Dolan

DavisRISE Coordinators: Rachel Kaufman, Peggy Perron

School Gardens

chicken coop

wine barrel plantings

The school has an extensive system of garden areas, including a chicken coop (above), an enclosed area for starting plants, an arboretum, and several garden sheds.

Find more about Birch Lane gardens at their Garden Blog or Facebook page.

Read about the Birch Lane Harvest project that is sending school-grown produce to the central school kitchen!


Waste Reduction

two women and recycle bins

The ALL compost program was a huge success at Birch Lane in 2012-2013.  It led to increased recycling and a 50% reduction in solid waste.

Farm Fresh Lunches

Students enjoy a daily salad bar and the outdoors eating area is next to the arboretum garden.  On selected days, students may participate in craft and garden activities after they finish lunch.