Classroom in Bloom is a non-profit organization established to enrich education through school gardening for K-12 students in the Methow Valley School District of Okanogan County, WA. The centerpiece of our effort is a 1-acre and growning student-led garden. Through this garden we create experiential, inquiry-based learning opportunities and teach ecosystem complexity and science education. We cultivate an understanding of sustainable food systems and foster a love of fresh and healthful foods. We know that children love to eat the food they grow, and we make this a reality for our students.
FOOD: We know that children love to eat the food they grow which nurtures an appreciation for healthy, nutritious and sustainably grown foods.
EDUCATION: We engage students in inquiry-based outdoor education to spark curiosity and wonder through all five senses and to inspire life-long learning.
ENVIRONMENT: Our garden is a living classroom where students observe, investigate and understand how all parts of nature are connected to each other.
COMMUNITY: We value the beauty, diversity and inspiration our farm provides for public engagement and connections to local farmers, families and our school community.