The Discovery Garden is designed to give students the opportunity to explore agriculture and the natural world in a creative manner. It is also a place for students to learn about crop rotation, companion planting (including 3 Sisters and Milpa Agriculture and Permaculture Design), garden design and experimentation, and year-round agriculture. This garden also holds a large composting system for students learn about the wonders of composting and for adult volunteers and students to turn and use in the garden.
The Discovery Garden also works as a staging ground for loads of new soil, mulch, outside compost for garden beds, and wood chips for paths and other garden spaces. The garden includes a dig pit, many perennial plants including berries, flowers and herbs. The center of the garden is a rotating larger space for crops to be planted throughout the year. The Discovery Garden is a work in progress, a place for students to experience the garden through getting dirty and working in and with the land.