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The School Garden Doctor

$4,840
 raised from 70
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Donated: $4,840
Donations: 70
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How We Impact the Community

We organize the School Garden Learning Network to empower teachers, schools, and communities to grow school gardens/outdoor classrooms. We impact the Napa Valley community by providing funding, equipment, tools, professional development, garden programs (like Dirt Girls, an equitable after-school garden-science program since 2016 that has empowered 64 participants to explore their passion, purpose, and voice) and collegial support to all interested schools and garden educators.

We believe that children thrive and grow into responsible environmental stewards and healthy members of society when they are regularly exposed to outdoor learning spaces where they can engage in meaningful science learning, and practice mindful habits. Our grassroots approach supports garden educators in eliminating barriers to outdoor-and nature-based education on school campuses. This year we are starting an annual "Erin Soper Memorial Grant" to support a teacher with growing their garden-based teaching practice.

Other Ways to Help

Advocate for School Gardens!

  • Write a letter to the Board of Education Trustee for your neighborhood
  • Encourage a local school to enhance outdoor learning spaces

Volunteer with our organization!

  • Join our Board and help guide our strategic planning process
  • Attend a networking or fundraising event
  • Adopt a school garden educator
  • Help install irrigation at a site
  • Solicit in-kind donations from local businesses

Donate to a school!

  • Gently used tools
  • Seed packets
  • Seedlings/plant starts
  • Garden supplies such as plant labels
  • Gift cards to a local

Business Partners

Testimonials

The School Garden Doctor has enriched my Environmental Science classes and Garden Club with guest lessons on composting, pruning and provided the materials and instruction to develop an irrigation system for our school garden.

Christie Wolf, Biology teacher and Garden Club Advisor at New Tech High School, Napa

Donors List

1. Kirsty Cringan - $25
2. Louann Talbert - $10
3. Carol Nelsen - $10
4. Elayna Trucker - $10
5. Erin Leveroni - $25
6. Joy Hilton - $25
7. David Elaine Freed - $100
8. Kristina Streeter - $50
9. Heather Teague - $25
10. Ann Gilleran - $100
11. Kendall Smith - $50
12. Steve Gerstle - $50
13. Christine Ackley - $25
14. Carol Glaser - $50
15. Yvonne Rasmussen - $20
16. Louise and Paul Renne - $50
17. Allison Saether - $10
18. Teresa Reynolds - $50
19. Linda Jesmok - $50
20. Karen Cahill - $100
21. Catherine Adams - $10
22. Lynne Baker - $20
23. Albert Katz - $250
24. Nancy Lim - $25
25. KAREN BROCKER - $50
26. Amanda Griffis - $50
27. Evelyn Trevethan - $50
28. Lily Alegria - $75
29. Elizabeth Russell - $50
30. Elizabeth Munk - $100
31. Simone ONeill - $200
32. David Elaine Freed - $100
33. Lambert Family Fund - $1,000
34. Amanda Snedaker - $125
35. Ellen Wulf - $25
36. Cara Mae Wooledge - $60
37. Michele Dahlberg - $10
38. Barbara Campbell - $20
39. Iris Craig - $10
40. Marley Symmes - $50
41. Camille Kaijankoski - $25
42. Melissa Capria - $50
43. Monica and Derek Taylor - $100
44. Ted and Jennifer Edwards - $250
45. damian may - $50
46. Nancy Herbst - $50
47. Christine and Alan Anderson/Hagyard - $75
48. Gale Giorgi - $50
49. Laura Snideman - $50
50. Teresa Bernards - $100
51. Joyce Wiggin - $25
52. Denise Hall - $25
53. Amy Garden - $25
54. David & Jeanine Layland - $100
55. h bergin - $20
56. Thomas Kensok - $50
57. Sharyn Fuller - $30
58. Kelly Cliff - $25
59. Cory Roche - $50
60. Mary Walter - $100
61. Kirsty Cringan - $50
62. Dana ESTENSEN - $50
63. Janelle Sellick - $25
64. Henrietta Cohen - $50
65. William Birmingham - $50
66. frances knapczyk - $100
67. Ashley Kvitek - $20
68. Kendra Bruno - $100
69. Lynn Skillings - $10
70. Layla Dexter - $20
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(707) 320-8308
140 Fairview Drive
Napa, CA 94559
SchoolGardenDoctor.org
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