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2014 - 2015 GSF Community Workdays are here!

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The 2014 - 2015 school year has begun! And with the onset of another fabulous year of gardening and learning throughout Garden School Foundation's 5 school sites, returns the joy of our monthly Saturday workdays, filled with gratifying garden projects and delicious home-made food. Please grace us with your presence throughout the year, whether you work 9-5 and can only visit on the weekends or you just want to spend a day in the garden! Come one, come all. Everyone is welcome (groups included)!

For more information, including directions, please visit our Workdays page!

 

 

We'll see you there:

September 13th

October 18th

November 8th

December 13th

January 24th

February 21st 

March 7th

April 18th

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Great Video from the Andrew Jackson's Indigogo Campaign

Please watch this fantastic video the wonderful folks at Andrew Jackson Elementary made to raise $5k for the Seed to Table program at their school!

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S Mark Taper Foundation Grant Announcement

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We are honored and excited to announce that the Garden School Foundation has been awarded a 1-year, $25,000 grant from the S Mark Taper Foundation. This grant will allow us to continue our Seed to Table program at our 5 elementary school sites in Los Angeles. For more information about the S Mark Taper Foundation, please visit: http://www.smtfoundation.org/

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City Seedlings Camp Registration Now Open

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The Garden School Foundation’s City Seedlings Summer Camp is an invigorating, holistic weeklong program encompassing elements of nature exploration, cooking, science, gardening and art! City Seedlings Campers will spend a week in our beautiful 1-acre kitchen garden and outdoor laboratory in the Historic West Adams neighborhood. Campers spend each morning planting, harvesting, and preparing lunch fresh from the garden; and each afternoon making garden crafts, playing games, exploring the wonders of nature, and forming new friendships!

Click Here for more information and to register

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The Hungry Caterpillar

When working in a garden or lounging around on a park bench, one might start to notice the beautiful life cycle of our winged insects.  Our students are especially experts at finding our insect friends.  While harvesting tomatoes for our Pico De Gallo recipe with our first graders we made a huge discovery:  a three-inch long Hornworm Caterpillar chewing on our tomato leaves!

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Oh my!  These moments allow us to slow down and explore the garden more closely.  What else might be crawling under the leaves or cocooning up to transform into a moth or butterfly?  Who are these crawling creatures in our gardens and who do they become? 

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The Garden School Foundation’s City Seedlings Summer Camp is an invigorating, holistic weeklong program encompassing elements of nature exploration, cooking, science, gardening and art! City Seedlings Campers will spend a week in our beautiful 1-acre kitchen garden and outdoor laboratory in the Historic West Adams neighborhood. Campers spend each morning planting, harvesting, and preparing lunch fresh from the garden; and each afternoon making garden crafts, playing games, exploring the wonders of nature, and forming new friendships!

Click Here for more information and to register