We improve the health and sustainability of school communities by greening schoolyards, providing youth environmental education, planting trees, & increasing fresh food access at over 30 public schools across Oakland, West Contra Costa, & San Lorenzo Unified School Districts.
Our Core Areas of Work:
We collaborate with school communities to envision & create green open spaces on school campuses for students to learn about & steward the living world.
We design & lead environmental literacy programs at our school gardens & farms, focusing on experiential learning across K-12 grade levels.
Fresh Food Access
We run weekly CSA programs for after-school pick up, giving parents convenient & affordable access to seasonal, organic, farm-fresh produce.
We engage school communities in planting trees as an educational experience, cultivating long term stewardship and care for our trees after they’re planted.
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Our Impact in Numbers
school partnerships with K-12 public schools, across 3 districts
Students participating in our weekly and bimonthly educational programs this school year.
Pounds of farm-fresh produce distributed to thousands of student households
Trees planted at school campuses & student’s homes
“I was able to integrate themes of socio-emotional learning, nutrition, art, math & science into our garden lessons. I loved watching my students try new vegetables that they themselves grew. These are powerful, lifelong connections in self-care that they can bring back to their families and community”
Melrose Leadership Academy K-5 teacher, Spring 2022