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The School Garden Doctor

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Donated: $4,840
Donations: 70

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

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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

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140 Fairview Drive
Napa, CA 94559
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