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.
City Seedlings Summer Single Day Mini Camp
GSF has BIG news!! Due to popular demand, we’re expanding our City Seedlings Camp to offer single-day mini-camps throughout summer 2017 at our beautiful 1.5 acre garden at 24th Street Elementary School! Help your children unplug and have fun as they reconnect to nature and themselves.
Single Day Camps offer the same great camp experience as our Week-Long camps with more flexibility to accommodate your busy summer schedules! Each Single Day Mini-Camp session features new and exciting activities and recipes related to a unique theme. Each session includes a science activity, an arts & craft project, a cooking class, and a variety of fun gardening games. Our camp is all about slowing down, enjoying the sunshine, smelling the flowers, learning through exploration, and lingering in the pleasures of discovery.
**City Seedlings Single Day Mini-Camp Dates **
Critter Week : Wed, July 12th (9am-3pm)
Plant Power : Wed, July 19th (9am-3pm)
All about Butterflies : Wed, July 26th (9am-3pm)
Fun with Fruit : Wed, August 2nd (9am-3pm)
Summer 2017 Community Garden Days
Want to feel inspired and reconnect with nature? GSF's Summer Community Garden Days at 24th Street Elementary School are the perfect way to get your hands dirty while making a direct and lasting impact on our students' lives. Join us at our next Community Garden Day from 9am-1pm and be the change YOU wish to see in the community!
-Wednesday, July 12th
-Wednesday July 19th
-Wednesday, July 26th
-Wednesday, August 2nd
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family Garden Workshop at Hauser Wirth Gallery
GSF loves partnering with Hauser & Wirth Gallery to host monthly Garden Workshops in Hauser's beautiful outdoor garden. Each workshop features a different theme and hands-on, educational activities. Join us the 3rd Sunday of every month for discussions and workshops about various aspects of sustainable living that the whole family can enjoy. We've got several exciting events planned for this summer, and we hope you'll join us for a fun afternoon of art and exploration!
Sunday, June 18th - 12pm-3pm
Sunday, July 16th - 12pm-3pm
Sunday, July 20th - 12pm-3pm
Hauser & Wirth Gallery is located at 901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
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.