Sequoia Elementary School in Oakland, CA, 2003

Sequoia Gardening & Ecology

This project transformed an abandoned garden in back of the school into a learning garden promoting ecology and sustainability. Students study ecology and biology in the garden by growing plants and composting, developing a connection to nature and a greater awareness of food and nutrition. Garden instruction is integrated with math, reading, and writing. Veggies sprout, flowers bloom, and children work up an appetite for the cafeteria’s new salad bar !