The Dunaway Elementary School opened in 1987. It is a K-5th grade campus with approximately 450 students. Although previously in a different location on the campus, the garden has been in existence since 2010.
The Dunaway garden was started by Susan Howard, a first-grade teacher who has been at the school for 17 years. Susan will be retiring at the end of this school year, but she plans on continuing to volunteer with the garden after retirement.
When asked about her vision for the garden, Susan’s goals included rainwater harvesting, composting & worm farming, a pathway leading from the school building to the garden, and starting a garden club!
Led by Agnes Douglas, Ellis County Master Gardener volunteers are helping to start a Junior Master Gardener program with the Dunaway school.