Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Sustaining Your School Garden

Gilo Rodrigquez, West Marin Elementary School Garden
Gilo Rodrigquez, West Marin Elementary School Garden
To keep your garden running year after year, we recommend that you assign responsibilities for garden tasks and create a schedule that can be passed along each year to volunteers, staff and children. Your documentation may include:

- what needs to be done and who will do it
- garden activities and lesson plans
- safety guidelines for proper handling of tools, soil amendments etc.

In addition, you will benefit from performing the following annual tasks to ensure your garden is well maintained.

- If you have irrigation, inspect any irrigation materials for leaks and opportunities to save water.
- Document your water schedule to pass down to future garden helpers.
- Suppress weeds by mulching around beds and remove weeds before seed.
- Amend your soil with compost or cover crops. 

 

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