Lower Columbia School Gardens

A nonprofit organization

$46,611 raised by 174 donors

93% complete

$50,000 Goal

Our Story

Our Mission: Lower Columbia School Gardens (LCSG) empowers our community by connecting kids and families with real food and hands-on learning. Through dynamic garden and cooking programs, we cultivate health, equity, life-long learning, and stewardship of the world around us.         

After expanding and refining the one-acre garden at Northlake Elementary (est 2002), our team of educators, students, parents and volunteers set out in 2009 to help other local schools create thriving gardens. Now with a presence in 20 elementary and middle schools in Longview and Kelso, our team gardens and cooks with hundreds of kids every week.

What We Do:

~ Facilitate programs year round: garden lessons, cooking classes, middle school garden clubs, summer school, Community Garden Days, community events and more

~ Grow and distribute thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to our community through Free Farm Stands

~ Steward twenty gardens totalling 150,000 sq ft in Cowlitz County, including hundreds of fruit trees, grape vines, berry bushes, annual veggie beds, native plants, and more

~ Give kids get the chance to connect with nature, grow their own food, experience hands-on learning, and give back to their community

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Summary

Organization name

Lower Columbia School Gardens

other names

LCSG

Tax id (EIN)

46-4549009

Category

Youth Development

Address

PO BOX 785
LONGVIEW, WA 98632

Service areas

Kelso, WA, US

Longview, WA, US

Cowlitz County, WA, US

Phone

360 200 8918

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