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Gator Garden

Getting outside in nature is a critical part of child development and learning. Our Gator Garden committee is busy planning ways to renew, improve, and expand access to garden activities for all Alta Heights students. See links below to learn more!

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Gator Garden Proposal

This slideshow will give an overview of potential locations to expand and improve the garden by placing several permanent, native plant beds in Fall 2021. Future improvement possibilities are also outlined. Click image for PDF slides. FFC approved cost estimate is available here.

**UPDATE** Our first six planter boxes (two for 5th grade vegetable garden on blacktop by Room 10 and four native plant beds near middle playground) along with six half barrels are complete! Our "Gator Garden" sign also got some fresh paint. See pictures below.

California Natives Overview

Thanks to the generosity of the California Native Plant Society Napa Valley Chapter, we have the expertise and plants needed to establish our own native garden at Alta Heights. Learn more about California natives and our initial plan overview here. (English, Spanish)

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Donations Needed:

  • Kid-sized gardening gloves

  • Watering cans

  • Small trowels and hand cultivators

  • Live plants or seeds (spring)

  • Materials donations (seasonal and may include compost, mulch, etc.)

  • Larger pots to help beautify campus

  • Garden helpers!

Grant, Sponsorship, and Donation Opportunities

Thanks to everyone who shared and voted, we have won a $250 grant for garden supplies!

Love gardens but not gardening? You can still help support our Gator Garden! Become a garden sponsor and "Adopt a Planter". Your generous donation of $300 will cover the cost of establishing a planter box, and we will put a personalized plaque on it with your family or business name. Please use this link to donate. Contact altaheightsffc@gmail.com with any questions.

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Get Involved

Whether you're an expert gardener, have access to helpful resources, or simply enjoy playing in the dirt, we can use your help! Please email altaheightsffc@gmail.com, if you'd like to be a part of the team or have any questions!

Committee Chair: Adrienne Boudreaux

Thank you to all our fabulous parent and student helpers who have already done so much! Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities.

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Donors and Sponsors:

Napa County Chapter - CNPS

Sommer Miller

Richard and Martha Patscan

Community Partners and Volunteers:

Van Winden's Landscaping

Connolly Ranch

Ted Ward, Brie Cadman, Alta Sutherland, Cecilia Sanchez Martinez, Catherine Werle, Alma Flores, Fernando Cortez and their families.