Integrated Garden Curriculum:
The longest running program of the Rothenberg Rooftop Garden is the integrated garden curriculum. We've worked to design hands-on, applied curriculum that correlates to the academic standards and pacing guides. This means that the concepts kids are learning in the garden are tied to the lessons they are receiving in the classroom. With the support of Rothenberg's principal, Amber Simpson, the Garden is now a weekly class that grades K-5 all attend.
This program reaches over 350 students!
The Rainbow Readers is a Rothenberg Rooftop Garden after-school program focused on increasing literacy in our youngest students: kindergarten- 2nd grade. This program builds and strengthens reading and comprehension skills by pairing garden-themed books with fun application activities.
This program serves 26 students.
Jr. Horticulture Club:
Our engaging after-school program for students in grades 3-6, Jr. Horticulture club, capitalizes on students' interest in science and gardening to deepen their STEM skills and broaden their knowledge of garden concepts. Jr. Horticulture Club students are exposed to new skills such as floral arrangement and garden-themed cooking.
This program serves 20 students.
Summer Garden Internship:
The paid Summer Garden Internship builds valuable work skills as our young people maintain the garden over summer months, while exposing them to varied garden-related career options.
This program serves 16 students, grades 5-7.