Vista Peak Prep (Aurora, CO) - Annie's Homegrown
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Vista Peak Prep (Aurora, CO)

Vista Peak Prep (Aurora, CO)

We are partnering with Denver Urban Gardens to construct a garden that helps bridge the gap between our community and our school, and will provide our community with access to fresh produce. We will have an outdoor classroom to immerse kids in the garden, each of our pathways will be involved in its construction, and upon completion we will host events like BBQ’s and cooking classes to bring students and community together. We will also partner with Garden to Cafeteria and participate in youth farmers markets.  Vista Peak will host workshops on composting, mulching, soil amendment, and water conservation practices such as drip irrigation to support our adult community members. We will also implement these workshops through our professional development meetings for teachers and our Roots and Shoots Club for students. Students will also learn about soil composition and the interaction of ecosystems, which includes experiments to help them understand why and how certain plants thrive in some environments, and not in others. Vista Peak will partner with Garden to Cafeteria to provide fresh produce in our cafe. Students will also learn about the impact that both healthy/unhealthy diets have on us in their PE classes, using our garden and access to fresh produce as a support for a healthy diet. A portion of our produce will also be given to families in need to further support access to healthy food options.

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