Garden Goals

The Child Nutrition Department is committed to reinforcing the connection between health and learning.  Alongside our Agricultural Education Assistant, Larry Thompson, we are working closely with our grant schools to create sustainable gardens that can be used for years to come. Larry has officially been hired by the Coppell ISD Child Nutrition Department to continue our efforts in the school gardens. 

With seeds and equipment purchased using grant funds, students will be able to plant, maintain and harvest fruits and vegetables grown in the school gardens.  Items grown in the garden will be sampled in the lunchroom by students, who can then see the connection between planting and eating.

Follow the fun by using our hashtag #CISDSchoolGarden!

Larry Garden Coordinator

Garden Coordinator

Larry Thompson

Larry is a long-time Coppell resident with a passion for gardening.  He became a Dallas County Master Gardener in 2015 and is an Advanced Master Gardener in vegetables.  He is also a Master Composter through the Grand Prairie STAAR Program & a Square Food Garden Instructor through Mel Bartolome Foundation.  Larry is looking forward to instructing students and teachers how to build and grow a successful and sustainable garden that will last for years to come!

Expanding 3E's Garden Grant

The CISD Child Nutrition Department is excited to announce that we have received the Expanding 3E's (X3E) School Garden Grant for a third time!  Funded by a the Texas Department of Agriculture, the goal of the grant is to help our learners connect with the "3E's of Healthy Living - Education, Exercise and Eating Right."  Grant funds will be utilized to enhance our school gardens by purchasing equipment, seeds, educational materials and more.  This grant will help connect our students to local agriculture through gardens, outdoor learning programs, and more!

We'd like to extend a special thanks to the following organizations for their generous donations. ongoing expertise, and support:

  • Coppell Community Gardens 

  • Keep Coppell Beautiful

  • Dallas County Master Gardeners

  • Coppell Senior Center

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