Students, Teachers and Water Providers Celebrate Opening of New School Garden (Nov 14, 2012)
Monte Vista Elementary School students had the opportunity to cultivate a curriculum-based school garden thanks to a water-wise "Garden in Every School" program sponsored by the Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Monte Vista Water District.
"The purpose of the Garden in Every School program is to educate the school family and community about wise-water usage through a garden landscape, featuring drought-tolerant plants and efficient irrigation methods," said Agency Board President Terry Catlin. "The grant to Monte Vista Elementary is valued at more than $4,500 in materials, including plants, soil, bark, irrigation supplies, garden tools and curriculum materials," continued Catlin.
The garden offers curriculum connections aligned with the state standards celebrating California's multicultural diversity by incorporating plants used for food, fiber, shelter, medicinal, and other purposes by indigenous people of California and those who have made the state their home.