The Earthbox Garden Share Program is an outreach program provided by Carlsbad Community Gardens to share the joy of gardening with young people in Carlsbad.
Earthboxes are portable growing systems that are used for growing food as well as many other types of plants. They are designed to be very water efficient, waste conserving, and productive.
Read about how the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation uses Earthboxes in The Growing Connection- Cultivating Food, Connecting Minds, Harvesting Hope.
How the Earthbox Garden Share Program Works
The CCG loans Earthboxes to schools and educational organizations via an Earthbox Garden Share Contract. The contract allows teachers or other instructors free use of one or more Earthboxes for an agreed upon amount of time, usually a semester. The CCG also provides instructional and educational materials for using the Earthbox Growing Systems, and if requested, pairs teachers with an Earthbox Garden Share Mentor who can assist the teacher in setting up and maintaining their portable gardens. The mentor program not only provides assistance to teachers, but allows community members interested in sharing their love of gardening an opportunity to share it with future generations.
Learn About Others Earthbox Sharing Experiences
Ms. Hirschkoff’s Classroom at Poinsettia Elementary School, Spring 2012
Students in our 3rd grade class planted Alaskan Snow Peas and lettuce seeds in our EarthBoxes at the end of March. As you can see after three weeks the plants are off to a great start. The students are very protective of the plantings and are excited about growing produce to share with others. Our Earthbox Mentor is Jay Klopfenstein.