Connect with nature, yourself, and your inner child.
The roots of GSF stem from a participating community of dreamers. Nothing feels more grounded than working with the earth! Join us in bringing garden-based education to thousands of little chefs and gardeners. There is little more rewarding than rolling up your sleeves and digging in!Join Us
We are lucky to count some of the most thoughtful and progressive companies as supporters of our work with children:
In-Kind & Volunteer Supporters
Many local businesses very generously donate their time and resources. We cannot thank them enough for giving us the building blocks to grow our program! Just a few of our biggest supporters are:
Our volunteers play a vital role in the work that we do at GSF, and we have a wide variety of roles available for every schedule and skillset. Come get your hands dirty in one of our beautiful organic gardens. You’ll have the opportunity to learn biodynamic farming practices from the pros, teach a child about the wonders of kale and sorrel, and
work alongside our wonderful family of staff, interns and volunteers. The possibilities are endless, and we’re excited for you to get started!
Email our volunteer coordinator, Elizabeth, firstname.lastname@example.org to hear about how YOU can help.
Community Garden Days
We host monthly Community Garden Days at the 24th Street Elementary School garden from 9am – 1pm. You don’t need any gardening experience to join in- just a love of nature and a willingness to get dirty!
Bring sunscreen, a bottle of water, and your favorite gardening tools. Make new friends as you help us plant, weed, water, mulch and more! Snacks, drinks, or garden supplies are always welcome. Please let us know if you are able to bring something.
We can’t wait to see you at our next Community Garden Day:
- Saturday, November 18th
- Saturday, December 16th
We are always looking to partner with groups large and small! From community groups to corporate teams, our Community Garden Days are an ideal time to work together with our community and create a lasting impact! Please reach out to Elizabeth, our volunteer coordinator for more information.
Cooking Demos and Garden Workshops
We love provide a cooking demo or garden workshop during our Community Garden Days. If you have an expertise to share and would like to volunteer to lead an educational demonstration, please reach out to Elizabeth, our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com
Seed to Table is a year-round program of garden-based education for K-5th grades that brings to life concepts taught in the classroom through the process of planting, tending, harvesting, investigating, cooking and eating plants.
Interns play an integral role in our program, enabling our staff to provide the very best garden-based education to our children. As an intern you’ll gain hands-on experience, from guiding your own group of students through a healthy recipe or garden lesson, to leading your own after-school club, to learning about fascinating biodynamic gardening techniques like lasagna gardening and vermicompost.
Our greenhouse program uses the power of gardening to create community, instill confidence and teach vocational and soft-skills to our special needs students at Widney High school in our solar-powered greenhouse. As an intern, you will gain in-depth knowledge of greenhouse management, learn about and play with various seed starting philosophies, from biodynamic techniques to the French Intensive method. In addition, you represent our organization by selling seedlings with students at our weekly farmers market stand in downtown Los Angeles.
Our Garden interns play a vital role in keeping our living classroom at 24th Street functional, fruitful, beautiful and inspiring for our Seed-to-Table students. Passionate about urban agriculture? Want to grow your own garden or create your own compost system? This opportunity 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.
Join us from June through August for a summer filled with friends, produce, soil and sunshine! We spend the summer months doing some of the most important garden work of the year, traveling between our 6 sites to keep everything thriving for communities to enjoy in the Fall. In addition our staff provide numerous learning opportunities including fun fieldtrips, Top Chef potlucks and more!