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.
Fall 2017 Community Garden Days
Want to feel inspired and reconnect with nature? Come get your hands dirty at our next Community Garden Day at 24th Street Elementary School! On these days, we do the important work of keeping our gardens edible and beautiful. With your new garden friends, you'll weed, mulch, plant, and harvest. Bring the whole family for a morning of sun and fun at our garden exploration station. Each Community Garden Day will feature special activities for the family from interactive cooking demos to educational arts projects. Email Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
-Saturday, Sept 16th (9am-1pm)
-Saturday, October 21st (9am-1pm)
-Saturday, November 18th (9am-1pm)
-Saturday, December 16th (9am-1pm)
Join the GSF Team!
Ever wonder what it would be like to work with GSF? We're currently accepting applications for our Fall 2017 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 deign and lead cooking demo 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. Internships are unpaid, but we’re happy to arrange academic credit with your school. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Hall at email@example.com.
Family Garden Workshops at Hauser Wirth Gallery
What's better than an afternoon of arts and education? 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 to inspire your lil' one.
Sunday, August 20th - 12pm-3pm
Sunday, September 17th - 12pm-3pm
Hauser & Wirth Gallery is located at 901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Share the Magic of the Garden: GSF's Educator Training Program
Want to take your Los Angeles school garden to the next level? GSF's 3- day Garden Educator Training Program will help grow your garden and transform your school. Our training sessions are held at your school site and are tailored to your school’s needs. Our workshops include topics such as: garden maintenance and development, curriculum and lesson planning, child management in the outdoor classroom, volunteer and community outreach, and the sharing of valuable resources we gathered through years of our years of teaching and community engagement.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application! Apply today; spaces are limited.
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.