Come get your hands dirty at our next Community Garden Day, held at our beautiful 1.5 acre garden at 24th Street Elementary School! With your help, we'll spend the morning beautifying our 1.5 acre garden by weeding, mulching, watering, planting seeds, and more. September's CGD will also feature fun activities for the whole family including an interactive cooking demo, educational harvesting session, and plenty of arts and crafts. We'll also share a healthy lunch together in the garden
Garden School Foundation's Mission
Garden School Foundation provides in-depth garden-based learning to underserved youth in Los Angeles, strengthening connections between education, food justice, environmental awareness, and healthy communities.
By using the full transformative potential of school gardens as teaching sites, we nurture a healthy and mindful generation of children that care for their bodies, their communities, and the earth. We currently serve seven Title I elementary schools, reaching over 3,000 students and their families each year.
Your Impact as a GSF Volunteer
Our volunteers play a vital role in the work that we do at GSF. Your volunteer efforts help keep our gardens beautiful and edible through the school year. Your hard work makes it possible for our students to enjoy the garden and harvest herbs and veggies year round for cooking classes. Our volunteers not only enhance the educational experience of our students but also help share the magical world of gardening with kids and their families across LA.
Volunteers should wear close toe shoes and loose, comfy clothes that are school appropriate. We encourage volunteers to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen. We'll provide light refreshments and all necessary tools and supplies.
You don't need any gardening experience to participate - just a willingness to get dig in and get those hands dirty!
Parking and Garden Location
There is ample street parking by the school. The garden is located at the back of the school, past the playground. You can enter the school through the parking lot with the GSF banner out front. Follow the chalk signs through the metal door, around the cafeteria, and past the basketball hoops to the garden.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
- Issue Area(s): Children & Youth Education
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