Lower Columbia School Gardens

A nonprofit organization

$54,791 raised by 187 donors

100% complete

$55,000 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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Organization Data


Organization name

Lower Columbia School Gardens

other names


Tax id (EIN)



Youth Development


PO BOX 785

Service areas

Kelso, WA, US

Longview, WA, US

Cowlitz County, WA, US


360 200 8918

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