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: We did it!!!
Thanks to the generous support of community members like YOU, we raised over 48k for 24th Street during our EAT TOGETHER, GROW TOGETHER campaign! We not only reached our goal of 24k, we surpassed it, giving the gift of garden education to over 650 little chefs and gardeners at 24th Street Elementary School. From the entire GSF family, thank YOU!
As we begin a new year, GSF needs your continued support to keep our gardens thriving. There are so many easy ways to support GSF in 2018:
-Donate directly to GSF by clicking the DONATE button at the top of this page
-Add Garden School Foundation as your favorite nonprofit organization on smile.amazon.com and shop as you normally would. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to GSF.
-Sponsor a Community Garden Day in Spring 2018. For more information about the incredible opportunity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the GSF Team!
If you love nature, enjoy a challenge and want to learn about organic gardening, consider applying for an internship with us! We currently have several internship positions available:
-Garden interns learn about all aspects of organic gardening and work closely with Master Gardener Laila Tamburini to design and complete a garden project. This internship will empower you with practical knowledge about urban farming, enabling you to become an advocate for sustainable food and green spaces in your own community.
-As a Seed-to-Table Intern, you'll learn how to care for an edible, organic garden in an urban setting; help lead cooking demos and workshops at community events; gain valuable experience working with students in the LAUSD system; and design your own garden project.
-Summer Seedlings Interns serve as Counselors at our beloved City Seedlings Camp for 2 weeks in addition to working in the garden. You'll learn how to manage a large garden as well as how to grow your own at home.
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 email@example.com for more information.
-Saturday, January 20th from 9am to 1pm
-Saturday, February 17th from 9am to 1pm
-Saturday, March 17th from 9am to 1pm
-Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 1pm
City Seedlings Summer Camp
We're thrilled to announce that GSF's City Seedlings Summer Camp is back for another year! Our City Seedlings Camp is held at our 1.5 acre garden paradise at 24th Street Elementary School.
During their week-long session, City Seedling campers will play, explore, and learn in GSF's organic garden. Campers will gain cooking and gardening skills, new friends, an appreciation of nature, and a newfound understanding of where their food comes from.
Early Bird Registration begins in early February 2018. Stay tuned for more information!
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.