Cultivating the values of lifelong learning, sustainability, health, and community.

Give to School Gardens

Lower Columbia School Gardens raises a large portion of its budget from private donations. You can pitch in to help these gardens to grow!

Check out this short video to learn more about Lower Columbia School Gardens: how it all started, and how we engage kids and families.


Volunteers make it possible for school kids in our area to reap the benefits of garden based learning. Become a volunteer and work toward a smarter, healthier, more connected community.

What We Do

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, our team of educators, students, parents and volunteers set out in 2009 to help other local schools create thriving gardens. Now with a presence 18 of the 20 elementary and middle school in Longview and Kelso, our staff and volunteers garden and cook with hundreds of kids every week.

A few of the many more aspects of our work:

LCSG develops curriculum, coordinates community partners and support, distributes food to families in need, and trains garden leaders from other communities.

In 2016

Please visit our blog to learn more about what we have done with your help.

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