At the Due West Learning Gardens, we believe that learning outdoors should be inspiring, fun, and a little messy.

Teachers, parents, grandparents and community leaders alike have come together to provide students with opportunities for hands-on, project-based learning at Due West Elementary. Whether they are starting plant seedlings or observing wildlife in their natural habitat, every student can grow in their understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

There are several ways to join the fun in the Due West Gardens this year. Volunteers with all levels of gardening experience are welcome!

Become an Earth Parent. 

Parents AND grandparents can take advantage of this opportunity. Earth Parents serve as “Room Parents” for the outdoor classroom—facilitating activities like seed-starting and planting in the Fall and Spring. Be sure to ask your child’s teacher if you can start or join an Earth Parent Team for his or her class.  

Sign up for one of our monthly Garden Work Days
Due West families and interested members of the surrounding community are invited to participate. You can sign up here:!/showSignUp/20f0f4eafab2ca4fd0-duewest. Got middle or high school students that need to log volunteer hours for various teams and clubs? This is a great way to involve the whole family while providing an important service  to our school. A couple of hours each month goes a long way!

Join the Garden committee. We are looking volunteers who specialize in the following areas: 

Event planning
Boy/Girl Scouts 

As you can see, there are plenty of areas to be involved. Let us know how you would like to serve, and we can work together to find the role that is right for you this year. For more information email or check back here for more updates. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram @duewestgardens.

Together we can both enrich and enhance our kids learning experience beyond the classroom door through the Due West Gardens. We invite you to follow us along on our growing journey.

We invite you to follow our growing journey on Facebook @ Due West Gardens. For more information, email