Elon Park Elementary School Learning Garden

Parents and students at Elon Park Elementary are growing food for the community and expanding young minds with our new Learning Garden.  In Fall 2013, Elon Park partnered with Friendship Gardens to build and sustain a Learning Garden for teachers to use with their curriculum.  The initial build included 6 raised garden beds.  Students in the classrooms and the after-school program help plant and maintain the gardens.  The Learning Garden aligns with curriculum in all grades - plants, insects and ecosystems.  As our garden grows, students will be able to dig for worms, plant seeds, measure plant growth and monitor the insects that the garden attracts.  At the same time students will get a better understanding of how food is grown. As a participant in the Friendship Garden network, produce from the garden will be donated to Friendship Trays.

Garden Information





Participant Count:

Less than 10


Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:


Type:School garden Size:

Less than 1/4 acre

Primary Production:


Secondary Production:

Flowers/greenery, Herbs



Primary Audience:

Volunteers, Parents, students and staff of Elon Park Elementary

Funding Source:

Elon Park Elementary School PTO

Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
School Elon Park Elementary School View site 980-343-1440 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Community College - - - -

Contact Information

Land Ownership:

Public Land

Garden Contact:

Tori Collins
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Celeste Horton

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Garden Location:

11425 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

Mailing Address:

Elon Park PTO
11425 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277