Alaska Master Gardeners Anchorage, Inc.
2021 Grant Recipients
Our schoolyard habitat was purchased with funds raised by our school community and the World Wildlife Fund. This parcel of land is an extension of our campus and allows for an outdoor learning space and a regular vegetable harvest.
Polaris has incorporated our schoolyard habitat into our community and curricular activities by having students collect weather data, temperatures, harvest vegetables, and explore and learn about plants and animals. We have successfully grown potatoes and other vegetables, which are prepared and given to the students. Our goal is to broaden the interest and engagement to all students and teachers in our school, and we believe that setting it up as a learning environment will engage more classes and families.