The Mark Roberts Native Garden

As you enter the school, you will notice a beautiful native plant botanical garden. This garden shows a variety of California Natives and honors Mark Roberts, who planted the school's first native garden.

The newly renovated garden was a partnership between local businesses, which donated material and resources, and parents who helped install the garden. It features all natives and also reduced water consumption by converting the old irrigation system over to high efficiency drip.

Featured Plants

Common Name Botanical Name
Blue Fescue Festuca 'Siskyou Blue'
California Fuchsia Epilobium canum
Deer Grass Muhlenbergia rigens
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
Coastal Sagebrush Artemisia californica 'Canyon Gray'
Hummingbird Sage Salvia spathacea
Coffeeberry Rhamnus californica 'Mound San Bruno'
Carpet Manzanita Arctostaphylos 'Emerald Carpet'
California Gray Rush Juncus patens
Sonoma Sage Salvia sonomensis
Carmel Creeper Ceanothus griseus horizontalis
Mendocino Reed Grass Calamagrostis foliosa

Front Garden Donations

Thank you Sonomarin Landscape Materials, Wyatt Supply, Landscapes Unlimited, and O'Connell Landscape for your donations to renovate the Mark Roberts Native Plant Garden

Sustainability at Cotati Co-op

An ecological approach is used at the school to minimize our footprint
-Composting: Food waste is composted and used in the garden
-Recycling: We do traditional recycling at the school, as well as CRV of cans and bottles recycling to help fund school projects
-Creative Reuse: Both within the school, from member families, and from donations, we reuse materials for art projects and play.
-Minimizing Waste: We minimize our waste stream by recycling and reusing as much as we can