Head Start Gardens

Nokomis Elementary School and Head Start Garden

Parents and children installing the new irrigation system!

The Nokomis Head Start Garden is a collaboration with Nokomis Elementary School, Nokomis Head Start, the Garden and Nutrition Education Program of Mendocino County School, and The Gardens Project of NCO. The Nokomis Garden began with a fifty percent expansion of the existing garden, installation of a new automatic drip irrigation system, and installation of a new fence. The garden will provide increased space for the children and staff of the elementary school as well children, parents, and staff of the adjacent Head Start facility. The garden will provide gardening and nutrition education, as well as food for the students to take home and consume in the classrooms.

  • To read the latest blog and happenings at the garden, click here.
  • For more information, contact the garden coordinator, Jill Peacock at Nokomis School, (707) 463-5242 or jillgardenlady@gmail.com.

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The Nokomis Head Start Garden is located at 495 Washington Avenue in Ukiah, CA.


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South Ukiah Head Start Family Garden

New Gardeners
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The Family Garden at the South Ukiah Head Start is Blooming! Garden development began during the Winter of 2009 and the first plantings occurred in the Spring. The garden is a collaboration of The Gardens Project of NCO, NCO's Head Start Child Development Program, and First5 Mendocino and will provide garden-based education and nutrition for Head Start children and their families.

In addition to the numerous businesses and volunteers that helped develop this garden, special thanks go to The Gardens Project Sponsors -  The Ukiah Natural Foods Coop and The Community Foundation of Mendocino County for their financial support.

  • For more information, contact the garden coordinator, Lucy Neely at lneely@ncoinc.org.
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Gardener of the Month - South Ukiah Head Start

Our April Gardener of the Month is Alicia Rodriguez of the South Ukiah Head Start Preschool Garden. Alicia’s daughter Noemi attends South Ukiah Head Start, and Alicia is a stellar parent volunteer – always willing to take time to work in and learn from the garden, with great enthusiasm, curiosity, and a strong work ethic. Click here to watch The Gardens Project’s interview with Alicia and hear thoughts about the effect this preschool garden has had on her family.

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The South Ukiah Head Start Garden is located at 2165 South State Street in Ukiah, CA.


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