Gardens Are Nature's Classrooms!
Here at Murdock, students connect to the natural world through the native garden which surrounds the media center and through the school garden located on the south side of the school campus near the entrance to the auditorium.
Whether you have a green thumb (or not!), if you would like to help make our school site attractive and welcoming, we would love your help so that children and families can enjoy the restorative properties of a beautiful garden!
Want to learn more? Follow the links provided on the left side of this webpage or contact the Garden Coordinator, Murdock parent Misha Luker at 619/985-4214. She would be more than happy to match your time and interests in the garden!
Garden Mission and Goals
Our mission is to turn the school garden into a robust outdoor classroom that is an integral part of school life where children can engage in environmental education, connect to the natural world, have opportunities to grow and eat fresh produce, to engage with the community, to be part of making our school site more attractive and welcoming, and to enjoy the restorative properties of a beautiful garden! Learn more...
First Things First . . .
In order to accomplish any of our garden's goals, we must first combat the very invasive gophers and rabbits!! As soon as possible, we need to fence in the growing area of the garden to keep out the rabbits, and retrofit the garden beds with wire lining to keep out the gophers.
Once we are able to do more than feed the gophers and rabbits, we can move forward with other garden plans!
The adage "Many Hands Make for Light Work" is definitely true with regards to retrofitting the garden beds!
If you can spare even an hour of your time to help retrofit the garden beds, let us know! Contact Misha Luker at 619/985-4214 to let her know when you could help!