Our thriving garden and the outdoor curriculum are a reflection of the vision, goals, and values of the SFC School community. Through the Garden Program, SFC students learn about life science, environmental science, and nutrition principles. It is a natural extension of our commitment to hands-on, project-based learning.
In 1999, a group of parents, staff and students from the SFCS community founded Project OLÉ (Outdoor Learning Environment) in order to transform the SF Community schoolyard into an innovative and inspiring learning environment. Through grants, private donations, public contributions and the hard work of the community, we have continued to sustain and grow our Garden Program. We now have a fully functional outdoor classroom that includes a greenhouse and fully stocked tool shed, vegetable and herb gardens, an earth oven, garden fence and arbor, worm bins, and various landscaped habitats. Many of these features were created by students themselves, as part of the school’s project-based learning curriculum.
If you are interested in supporting our Garden Program, there is always something growing, something that needs nurturing, so please consider joining the Parent Action Committee to stay up-to-date with current garden fundraising efforts, as well as participating in our Monthly Family Garden Work Days–a great way to support our community and get your hands in the dirt! All ages welcome, no experience necessary.
To receive notices about garden happenings,please join the SFC Garden listserv.