At Garden for the Environment youth experience the outdoors,
witness wildlife, and work with living things all in the heart of San Francisco.
YOUTH FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCE
Welcome circle + group agreements
Hands on garden stations
BOOK A TRIP
Garden for the Environment offers private field trips for groups of up to 30 youth
Mondays 10am to 1pm
Includes 3 garden educators
Program Fee: $750
Our field trip program helps urban youth gain a deeper connection to nature through hands-on gardening activities.
Garden for the Environment is a dynamic outdoor classroom, with distinct demonstration areas that allow youth an educational outdoor experience. Nature exists in the middle of the city and our one-half acre garden shares space with birds, bugs and wildlife. In an increasingly academic and technological world we believe outdoor education is vital and valuable.
Students learn about a range of garden topics like composting, creating healthy soil, encouraging beneficial bugs, the importance of water conservation, and farm-to-table food tasting.
We choose three educational gardening projects that are the appropriate skill level for each group, creating the opportunity for youth to connect to the natural world and each other.
Students help turn the compost pile, search for beneficial decomposers, save seeds, grow food, and care for baby plants in our greenhouse. Our diverse perennial garden is a place to show how native peoples, and people around the world today, use plants to make tools, medicine, art, and fabric.
We offer twice-yearly internship opportunities with our Youth program, where interns will receive training and practice teaching in an outdoor environment.
Spring Program February - May
Fall Program September - November