What is Desert Garden Montessori's Sustainability Program?

Hello and welcome to Desert Garden Montessori’s Garden & Outdoor Environment Program – School of Sustainability!

Our sustainability program is an extension of the classroom in the outdoor environment and a key component in our community. It allows for each child to connect with nature and their local ecosystem through dynamic, natured-based lessons, STEAM-related activities, and hydroponic gardening. In addition, we work hand-in-hand with the Edible Education Program, which allows for another perspective on the core topics we explore.

We invite you to experience our source of delight and take part in our sustainable mission. See you in the garden!

— Ms. Chelsey

How to help?

In our sustainable efforts to reduce and reuse our waste, we collect the following items:

  • glass jars (with or without lids)
  • paper towel/ toilet paper rolls
  • yarn, twine, string
  • buttons
  • beads
  • baskets
  • aluminum cans
  • Produce for Turtellini:
    • lettuce (no spinach, please)
    • melon rinds
    • brussels sprouts
    • cucumbers
    • sweet peppers
    • strawberries

These items can be placed in the drop-off bin located inside the lobby. Thank you for contributing to the success of our program!