Island Montessori Charter School Garden

IMCS is a public Montessori school.  Gardening is a natural fit for the Montessori method, where students learn by exploring hands-on materials and real-life experiences.  The emphasis on interacting with the natural world and community is a unique aspect of the curriculum.  With the help of several grants, we are starting a veggie garden and a pollinator garden.  Parent volunteers have built 6 raised beds, and planting will begin in March of 2015.  We would like to involve the community as well as students and families.  Please let us know if you are interested in participating!
Garden goals:
• Supplement our core curriculum
• Teach students about social responsibility, environmental stewardship, world citizenship, community service, and the value of hard work
• Give students a chance to connect with the natural world
• Build community, both with families at the school, and with the larger community outside of it
• Teach students and families about health and nutrition
• Give students an opportunity to build and run a sustainable business

Garden Information




New Hanover

Participant Count:

More than 50


Cooperative/Communal Garden

Plot Count:


Type:Community-school garden Size:

Less than 1/4 acre

Primary Production:


Secondary Production:

Chickens/eggs, Compost, Flowers/greenery, Fruits, Herbs, Vegetables


English, but are open to learning other languages

Primary Audience:

Students, families, community

Primarily Served:

Students and families

Funding Source:

Whole Kids Foundation, NC Farm Bureau, NC Community Garden Partners, SF Farms

Affiliated Organization

Type Name Website Phone Email
School Island Montessori Charter School View site 910-795-4860 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Information

Land Ownership:


Garden Contact:

Lizz Quirk
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Garden Location:

6339 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, USA

Mailing Address:

Island Montessori Charter School Garden
6339 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington , NC 28412