We make garden-based
available for every child.
The Garden School Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing a wide scope of education through hands-on learning in real, outdoor, living classrooms. Turning asphalt into ecosystems, we teach hands-on classes and cooking lessons in the garden classroom and provide educators the tools they need to make school gardens and our children thrive.
Eat Together, Grow Together
Help Garden School Foundation raise $24K for our little chefs and gardeners at 24th Street School, where Garden School Foundation planted its first seeds.
The Garden School Foundation was founded in 2005, when a coalition of educators, community organizations, and concerned citizens sought to address the connection between poverty, lack of access to fresh/healthy food, and academic performance. At our pilot school, 24th Street Elementary, we transformed the paved lot into our flagship 1.5 acre garden with an outdoor kitchen and classroom.
We need your help to grow our gardens. Donate today!
Want to feel inspired and reconnect with nature? GSF has so many exciting ways to get involved from monthly Community Garden Days to Teacher Training Workshops at 24th Street Elementary School. Come get your hands dirty with us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-Sunday, Dec. 17th, 2017- Family Workshop at Hauser & Wirth
-Saturday, Jan. 20th, 2018 - Community Garden Day at 24th St
-Saturday, Mar. 17th, 2018 - Community Garden Day at 24th St
City Seedlings Winter Camp
City Seedlings Camp is back! GSF is thrilled to announce that we're offering a special mini City Seedlings Camp for winter break 2017. Our City Seedlings Winter Wonders Mini Camp will focus on garden-themed crafts and healthy, plant-based recipes for the holiday season.
-WINTER WONDERS MINI CAMP 2017 DETAILS-
*Dates: Monday, December 18th & Tuesday, December 19th
*Cost per day: $75.00 (lunch & snacks included)
*Camp Location: 24th Street Garden (2055 W 24th St)
*Registration Process: You can register for 1 or both days. To register, please email Elizabeth at email@example.com
Join the GSF Team!
Ever wonder what it would be like to work with GSF? We're currently accepting applications for our Seed-to-Table Internship. GSF serves over 3,000 students at 6 schools across LA. During our garden and cooking classes, students participate in grade-specific lessons designed to foster their innate sense of curiosity.
As a Seed-to-Table Intern, you'll learn how to plant and care for an edible, organic garden in an urban setting; help design and lead cooking demos and workshops at community events; gain valuable experience working with students in the LAUSD system; create and manage a project of your own choosing. Interns work 16 hours a week plus 1 Saturday per month. For more information, please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24th Street Elementary School in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles, was the seed from which our foundation blossomed. Located on campus in lieu of an asphalt blacktop is the flagship garden, spanning over one
acre complete habitat gardens, native California gardens, 16 vegetable production beds, with over 55 fruit trees, shaded teaching platforms, and a garden shed
All children are born with an innate curiosity for the natural world. Seed to Table and the City Seedlings summer day camp encourage this desire,
promoting active lifestyles. See below for some examples of opportunities these programs provide:
Students Harvest and prepare delicious, seasonal recipes right in the garden using simple but fascinating tools like solar ovens and bicycle blenders.
Students get their hands dirty in the garden for hour-long lessons every other week throughout the entire school year. We have acres of play and discovery in our gardens!
Each grade focuses on a unique Science theme, while other subjects are also regularly covered such as Language Arts and Math.
Arts & Crafts in
From bird feeders to windmills, we love crafting with the kids to develop more tools they can use and play with in the garden, and drive creativity!
If all this community lovin’ is making your green thumb
tingle or your volunteer muscles itch, please reach out!
You can join the community action and continue sewing
the seeds of this flourishing foundation by volunteering,
earning credit for it as an intern, or finding a fulfilling job.