The Vista de las Cruces School Garden has several enthusiastic parents, teachers, students and community members who volunteer every week.
The Gaviota area has a rich history of ranching and farming that dates back over 100 years. Local ranchers and farmers support our garden with seed stock, expert advice, classroom presentations, field trips and donations. You can be a part of this rich experience. Join us in the garden anytime. All students, teachers, parents, alumni and community members are welcome!
Vista's Produce Stand
Vista's New Produce Stand is OPEN. We welcome all monetary and produce donations! Parents, teachers and community members are encouraged to glean their yards, farms and/or local ranches and drop produce directly at the stand. Please contact Jo Ann Brown at 805-453-1765 or Jessica Wedmore at 805-729-6602 if you would like to contribute or help glean a local field to benefit the school. We welcome all volunteer efforts. Thank you!
What's Growing in Your Garden?
Here's a list of produce planted over the past 3 years...
Red Leaf Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Mixed Greens, Chard, Kale, Garlic, Carrots, Sweet Peas
Cilantro, Spicy Spring Mixed-lettuce, Chard, Tomatoes, Kale
Kale, Peas, Carrotts, Chard, Beets, Lettuce
Mixed Baby Greens, Swiss Chard, Purple Cabbage, Green Forest Lettuce,
Corn, Squash, Beans, Cilantro, Swiss Chard, Heirloom Tomatoes
Beneficial Flowers, (Zinnias, Poppies & Sunflowers), Mixed Baby Greens, Green Forest Lettuce, Herbs (Basil, Rosemary, Dill, Oregano & Thyme), Green Beans, Fava Beans, Blackberry, Strawberry
Santos Cilantro, Mixed Baby Lettuces, Radish, Swiss Chard, Beets
Zucchini Squash, Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Sweet Peas, Sugar Snap Peas, Watermelon, Pumpkin, Tomatoes, Carrots & Chard.
Lemon Cucumber, Summer Squash, Heirloom Tomatoes (6 varieties), Cherry Tomatoes, Heirloom Cantaloupe, Sunflowers & Pata Butterbeans.
Swiss Chard, Radish, Santos Cilantro, Sweet Onions, Rasberries, Pata Butterbeans.
Red Ace Beets, Hercules Carrots, Two Star Lettuce, New Red Fire Lettuce, Santos Cilantro, Swiss Chard, Green Forest Lettuce, Catalonga Emerald Endive.
All successful harvests are provided directly to our School Lunch Program and/or Produce Stand.
Follow Us on Facebook
Friends of the Garden can find us on Facebook. We are listed as VistadelasCruces Garden. Once we receive your friend request, you will be provided with weekly updates on garden activities. There are also helpful links to many valuable resources such as garden lesson plans, healthy school lunch programs, agriculture in the classroom and more! Please join us!