The Valley Food Partnership is committed to supporting community and school gardens. Since 2013, we have supported the development of five community gardens and six school gardens in Montrose County.
The Niagara Community Garden, built by the city in collaboration with the Valley Food Partnership and LiveWell Montrose Olathe, provides an outdoor gathering place that promotes healthy living and nutrition in a small community environment. 46 garden plots are available in a variety of sizes for growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, or flowers.
Locally Developed Lesson Plans
Dig into our amazing local lesson plans developed by some of our very own educators and community members here in the Montrose area. There are lessons for students ranging from elementary to high school level. Take a peak at these awesome resources and see how you can plant the seeds of knowledge and engage your students at school or at home about the wonders of gardening, plant science and more!
Garden Science Curriculum
Aligned with Colorado’s Academic Standards thanks to Denver Urban Gardens
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Gardens School Garden Curriculum Download Page (K-2 or 3-5)
The Edible School Yard Project (PreK -12th and beyond)
Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source for Educators