Our Mission

Seeds to Plate grows students' love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.

Our Program utilizes the natural world to give students a deeper understanding of their academic subjects while at the same time sowing seeds that can grow into global stewardship and healthy life choices.

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What We've Achieved in 2017

  • Added 20 more lessons to the ones we created in 2016 resulting in over 90 lessons to share with other school garden programs.
  • Taught weekly lessons to 600+ students (90% of our total student body) connecting the garden to language arts, history, science, math, health, food literacy, water and sustainability, and art.
  • Connected lessons to weekly food tastings and seasonal harvests.
  • Established an on-going partnership with The Gjelina Foundation. This partnership builds on the Good Food Summer Internship they conducted for our middle school students in 2016.
  • Special events celebrating food and nature: February's "Farmer in the School," October's "National Good Food Day," and November's "Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos."
  • Provided technical support and seedlings to 14 school garden programs in Mar Vista and Venice.
  • For the last 5 years, taught 60 Master Gardener trainees from the UC Cooperative Extension about our Program and other school garden programs in LA. 
  • Mentored 15 UCLA service learning students who were teacher aides in our classes, as part of our ongoing partnership with UCLA.