The Amish have a saying that people who have their hands in the earth will have hearts closer to God. One thing we know is that our youngest generations suffer from a lack of time spent in nature, and that experiencing the natural environment often creates some of the best teaching opportunities.
The Three Rivers Christian School main campus is uniquely equipped to offer outdoor experiences. Originally a horse farm, our eleven acre campus features open fields, raised-bed gardens, an orchard, two commercial greenhouses, and a “big blue barn.” High school agriculture classes travel back and forth, helping the elementary classes with garden projects which benefit the mission teams.
Lower Columbia School Gardens, the WSU Extension, and a variety of local gardeners have been helping us as we repair and refine the resources of our campus to promote learning, beauty, and good eating! Our long-term goal is to use produce grown on campus to enrich our daily menus in the Early Learning Center and Elementary. (Students are already enjoying the Chocolate Zucchini Bread for snack!)
If you have interest in learning more, or want to volunteer to help with our programs, please contact us.