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Planting Beds

Planting Beds

Many elementary school gardens are designed so that each class has a space allocated for planting vegetables and flowers.

Size and shape of beds may vary according to space available and the number of students using each bed.

In junior high schools and high schools gardens are often assigned to a club as an extracurricular activity or to science classes as an outdoor laboratory.

Small numbers of students may have a bed assigned for an experiment.

Sizes of beds and walkways may be adjusted to fit space available. Bed sizes can be adjusted to 3-4 feet wide and 6-10 feet long. Paths can be 4-6 feet wide for center and 3-4 for laterals. Click here to link to Building the Beds for more information on raised beds.