An Outdoor Science & Education Classroom at
John S. Malcom Elementary

About Us

Our school garden is lovingly run entirely by devoted volunteers.

We strive to create memorable, educational, and meaningful opportunities and experiences for all of our Malcom scholars. 


We feel fortunate to have this beautiful garden space available on our campus and we are dedicated to using it to it's full potential to enrich the lives of our scholars. 


In the garden, scholars learn responsibility as they develop an appreciation and connection to nature.  We compost, vermicompost, reuse,  recycle and practice  water conservation.  We grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers using only organic gardening methods and our scholars partake in each and every step of the process. 

Valuable Lessons

The garden curriculum incorporates State learning standards and S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into unique hands-on experiences for our scholars.

Lots going on in our garden...

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We are a Certified Butterfly Way station


We are proud to be a Certified Butterfly Way station here at Malcom! We provide host plants for butterflies to lay their eggs on and caterpillars to eat.  We grow nectar rich flowers to feed the butterflies.  Stop by the garden and learn about the different host plants that attract specific butterflies...we have many!  If you are lucky, you may even spot a caterpillar, chrysalis or a butterfly fluttering around!

Farm stand Sale brought to you by the Entrepreneurial Experience II Team

Farm Stand Sales


Purchase Fresh, Pesticide-Free vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs grown by our very own Malcom scholars!  Our Farm Stand is student run and the herbs and vegetables are picked from the Garden the morning of the sale.  Super Fresh and Great Prices. We SELL OUT QUICK!  Keep a lookout for Farm Stand Sale announcements throughout the school year.

Our GARDEN blog


Aguinaga Green

american family estate sale co.

armstrong nursery

Baker creek seed co.


club pilates

coastal kitchen

cocoa parlor


cr & r

dana point headlands conservation

denault's hardware

Dr. Earth


fresh brothers pizza

garrett hough (boy scout troop 730)


high mowing seed company

jonathan Hale (Boy Scout troop 973)


​lil' green wagon

lucas poole (boy scout troop 772)

laguna hills nursery

luna grill

maro wood grill

moulton niguel water district

Mike Dubbs


nicholas antrasian (boy scout troop 12)

plant depot

Rainbird irrigation

seaside nursery

so cal edison

surfrider foundation

the city of laguna niguel

thrive juice lab

trader joe's

tree of life nursery

whole foods market

thank you to our community for your support and generosity