The organic garden at RCDS comes to life each spring and is “put to bed” each winter.
The program, which began several years ago, exposes Pre-K – 8th grade students, to the wonder and beauty of nature. Identifying and cultivating plants is everyone’s business in the garden, and linking what we grow with the healthy food served in our dining room is an added benefit of this program.
Using the 20-acre campus as an outdoor classroom, Mr. Ron Breland, organic garden founder and instructor, sees the RCDS program as an initiative where students come to explore and connect with nature while acquiring gardening skills. Students also learn about the value of bees and other insects and their part in food production. Approximately one-third of the world’s food supply depends on pollination by honeybees, which have been a part of the Organic Garden since its inception.