Weeding, harvesting, and cleaning up garden beds.

Did you know there are 18 edible gardens at Pasadena Unified School District Schools that produce 1,000’s of pounds of fruits and vegetables as part of the Farm to School Program? There are! We are looking for some volunteer support to keep it going and make it a community effort.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 13, minors must be accompanied by a parent
  • Please bring your favorite garden tools, work gloves, and a refillable water bottle.
  • Willingness to work hard and get dirty

The Pasadena Educational Foundation is working with community partners to grow our school-community garden program that provides outdoor classroom space for students to learn about nutrition, healthy eating, science, and other subjects. PUSD’s school-community gardens are managed by a full-time Master Gardener, who will manage the garden clean-up.

Produce grown in the organic school-community gardens is being is being incorporated into school cafeteria offerings and being sold through local farm stands. USDA named PUSD a model program for management, innovation, and impact in promoting healthier lifestyles.

http://pasedfoundation.org/our-work/health-wellbeing/school-community-gardens/