The Garden Classroom

Learning from the ground up

The Garden Classroom Program’s (or TGC) mission is to enhance the quality of life for elementary students by turning barren and forgotten school gardens in the 183 elementary schools of Marinduque into blooming centers for learning. Schoolyard gardens provide students with living classrooms.

Through a schoolyard garden, students can learn food cultivation for healthy eating and nutrition, explore wildlife, participate in inter-school farming collaborations, and develop a passion for taking care of plants and the environment.

THE GARDEN CLASSROOM SPOT MAP. AGREA and DepEd Marinduque identified 18 pilot schools for the The Garden Classroom Program based on student population, municipality represented, land feature and location, and school garden area.

AGREA’s mission, together with the Department of Education (DepEd Marinduque), is to provide a high-quality learning environment by working in tandem with local leaders and community partners with shared goals in mind: scholastic achievement, health and wellness and real-life connections. 

18 PILOT SCHOOLS. No two school gardens are the same, therefore each school garden has its own specific requirements.

We believe all children can achieve their best potential when provided with nurturing educational experiences that enhance their understanding of the world, their future in it and the confidence to secure their dreams. AGREA and DepEd are wholly committed to this endeavor.