How Our Garden Grows

At Detroit Waldorf we are fortunate to have two very special dedicated gardens on our four-acre campus: one for the Early Childhood Center, and one for grade school classes. Each garden has been designed specifically to flow with our historic building, organic landscape, and to compliment the nature around us.


With a quieter campus during the summer months, we felt it was an ideal time to reflect on, adapt and rejuvenate each garden to reflect our growing school’s needs. The ECC garden will host several raised bed boxes for the 2017-18 school year, highlighting seasonal and local vegetables, herbs and plants. The graders’ garden will continue to grow plant life supporting our place-based and holistic education and curriculum, with the addition of a Three Sisters garden and a sunflower wall planted by Mr. Trombly’s first grade class. We are please to introduce several new compost containers as well.

All are welcome to join us as we continue to work on -and tend to- these special green spaces. If you are interested in volunteering in either garden, please email Katherine Feldhouse at

We look forward to updating you on our progress as summer continues and throughout the school year.

-DWS Garden Committee