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Garden for the Environment

Garden for the Environment maintains a nationally acclaimed                    
 Garden for the Environment Field Trip 2
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                               one-acre urban demonstration garden and offers environmental education programs about organic gardening, urban compost systems and sustainable food systems. Since its founding in 1990, the garden has operated as a demonstration site for small-scale urban ecological food production, organic gardening and low water-use landscaping.

This exciting field trip opportunity combines a 60 min classroom visit from the Garden’s Youth Programs Manager followed by a 3-hour hands-on field trip experience. The program is available to students in grades 4 and 5. Bus transportation is provided for a select number of classrooms each school year.


This field trip to the Garden for the Environment allows students to experience environmental and scientific concepts learned in class by:

  • Including a pre-class presentation that sets the tone and expectations for the day in the garden and teaches students the concepts of a zero waste lunch.
  • Touring San Francisco’s organic demonstration garden with garden staff..
  • Learning about the water-wise principles demonstrated on-site including: rainwater catchment, graywater systems and drip irrigation.
  • Participating in 3 rotating hands-on gardening stations including: digging in the compost pile, planting vegetables, and watering garden beds.
  • Eating a zero waste lunch in the garden.
  • All classes will leave with a living succulent landscape for their classroom

To schedule, contact Nicole Brisebois at (415) 731-5627 or by email

Last updated: 9/16/2016 11:16:14 AM