Donating to Lower Columbia School Gardens became a bit easier once it became a nonprofit organization, meaning financial contributions are tax deductible. LCSG ‘s team of staff and volunteers helped create and maintain thirteen school gardens, totaling over 100,000 sq. ft. in 2014, as well as smaller projects at other schools. By the numbers, 3100 students were engaged and 310 community, parent and AmeriCorps volunteers provided 12,500 hours of service. In addition to teaching kids how to garden, the group has also brought hands-on classes that teach students about nutrition, healthy eating, knife skills, table setting and other life skills. LCSG even sells some of its produce to local restaurants for use in their food preparations.