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BIS Garden and Cooking

BIS Gardening

The BIS garden is located on the upper BIS campus overlooking the Osberg field. The garden was rebuilt in 2016 and with new raised beds, drip irrigation, and a new storage shed. Students access the garden through different programs, including a lunchtime garden club, Trojan Time electives, as part of a PE garden program, through science and humanities classes, and through the Environmental Health Affinity Group

The BIS garden and its student gardeners would like to thank the Hillsborough Garden Club for the funding to expand and upgrade our watering system, to build a propagation bed, and to make improvements to our composting system (see video update of our progress). Thanks, Hillsborough Garden Club for allowing us to greatly shorten our garden wishlist.

Kids in garden

BIS Lunchtime Garden and Cooking Club (2019/20): Thursday at Lunch

BIS Garden and prepared produce from the garden.
BIS Cooking from the Garden

BIS students have been cooking in the garden for several years. In 2019, the cooking program received an upgrade to a new cooking area (see photo) in the Maker Courtyard (adjacent to new media center). Thanks to a generous grant from the Raley's Extra Credit grant program, the BIS cooking program will be expanding it's cooking equipment and cooking opportunities in the 2019/20 school year. Our Maker Courtyard will now be improved to include a healthy and food-safe cooking space. The cooking coordinator TBD is looking forward to the 2019/20 school year and the expansion of the cooking space and program. Check back to watch our progress. 

BIS Cooking Club: Thursdays at Lunch (alternates with gardening activities)

The cooking space is limited, so priority is given to those students that work in the garden.

Garden Updates

The BIS Garden continues to thrive even without its student caregivers. To see what is happening in the garden, check out these update videos:

BIS Garden Wishlist

Help keep the garden growing by donating one or more of the following items:


BIS Garden Cooking Videos

Dilled Rice and Beans

Video Instruction and Recipe (6/1/2020)

Massaged Kale Salad

Video Instruction and Recipe (5.22.20)

Crunchy Coleslaw

Video Instruction and Recipe (5.11.20)

Swiss Chard a la Creme

Video Instructions and Recipe (5.5.20)

These are just a few of our favorite recipes that we have prepared using garden produce.


Cooking Wishlist

The cooking program would like to thank the Raley's Extra Credit funding for allowing us to cross-off most of the items on our wishlist. The remaining items are mostly big-wish items that, though we would appreciate, we can certainly cook without.