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LEARN TO GROW FOOD IN SAN FRANCISCO!
LEARN TO GARDEN ORGANICLLY!
LEARN TO COMPOST!


ORGANIC GARDENING AND SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING WORKSHOPS

WorkshopsOrganic gardening and Sustainable Landscaping workshops are held at the Garden for the Environment. We offer these classes to teach urban gardeners organic and sustainable methods of gardening in San Francisco. Workshop topics often include: native plant landscaping, rainwater harvesting and storage, drought tolerant plantings, water conservation through drip irrigation, Integrated Pest Management, organic fruit tree care, growing organic vegetables, and effective use of mulch and compost.

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops


GET UP! The Urban Gardener Training Program

GCETPDo you want to get your hands dirty? Have you been longing to learn how to garden? Are you curious how and where to begin gardening in San Francisco. Yes? Then we say...Get Up!

Get Up provides an excellent introduction to organic gardening, urban composting and urban agriculture. Designed for novice gardeners, we will teach you the basic skills of organic gardening which you can use anywhere, anytime, in any garden.

Please click here for more info about the upcoming Fall 2015 Get Up class!


Summer SproutsSUMMER SPROUTS!
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

Urban Sprouts and Garden for the Environment are collaborating to offer SUMMER SPROUTS!, a Summer Youth Program for Middle School and High School Youth ages 11 - 17. This Summer program focuses on healthy eating, environmental skills, physical activity, leadership, and job skills. AND youth receive a stipend for completion.
Images from 2009 Summer Program

 

 


YOUTH FIELD TRIPS TO GFE

YouthThroughout the school year we visit elementary and middle schools across San Francisco to teach about gardening and composting. As a class we look at the value of diverting food waste from the landfill and discuss soil as a delicate natural resource. The students then join us on a field trip to the Garden for the Environment. Together we spend the afternoon poking around in the compost pile, planting vegetables, and playing garden games. The students even get a worm bin for their own classroom! By outreaching to local schools, we hope to instill a sense of environmental stewardship in our kids so the next generation of San Franciscans will have the knowledge and tools they need to maintain a vibrant, green city. Contact Nicole@gardenfortheenvironment.org for more information.