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BIS Garden and Cooking

BIS Gardening

The BIS garden is now located on the upper BIS campus overlooking the Osberg field. The garden area was moved to its new location in 2016 and was rebuilt with new raised beds, a new drip irrigation system, 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 class garden program, and through the newly formed Environmental Health Affinity Group. 

The BIS garden and the student gardeners would like to thank the Hillsborough Garden Club for their grant funding to expand and upgrade our watering system, to build a propagation bed, and to make improvements to our composting system. We will be accomplishing these tasks throughout the 2019 summer and through the 2019/20 school year. Thanks Hillsborough Garden Club for allowing us to greatly shorten our garden wishlist.

BIS Garden and prepared produce from the garden.

BIS Lunchtime Cooking Club: Thursday at Lunch

Contact Rusty Hopewell, District Wellness Coordinator, for more information. 

BIS Cooking

BIS students have been cooking in the garden for several years. This year (2019) the cooking program is getting an upgrade with 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, Rusty Hopewell, 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

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

Maker and Cooking Courtyard (coming soon)
Courtyard image
BIS Garden Wishlist

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

   Thanks to Our Donors
  1. Hillsborough Garden Club
  2. The Mobley Family








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.