On June 9th, 2012, the Garden School Foundation will host its yearly Fiesta de la Huerta at the 24th Street Elementary and neighboring Widney High Schools. Set amid the ¾ acre kitchen garden and community orchard, the Fiesta brings together everyone that has participated in the GSF Seed to Table garden-based education program to celebrate a year of learning, planting, harvesting, cooking, experimenting, playing and connecting with the natural world. Fiesta-goers enjoy a morning of workshops with local chefs and non-profits, gardening games and activities, a mini farmer’s market harvest to home tutorial, cooking, scavenger hunts, yoga, dancing and entertainment provided by the incredible Pio Pico Middle School rock band. Special partners this year include Native Foods, Jolly Llama, Canelé Restaurant, Voices for Action, Whole Foods and Food Forward.
The 2012 Fiesta marks a special moment for GSF as we announce our new Seed to Table curriculum, plans for additional school sites in 2013, and a new commercial greenhouse facility in partnership with Widney High School’s vocational horticulture program for students with developmental disabilities.
We invite anyone interested in the GSF program to join us for the Fiesta and spend a glorious morning with a wonderful and diverse group of folks who care deeply about the role of gardens in education and building community in under-served neighborhoods.