The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom @ Wild Culture Farm

A garden is a powerful place to learn valuable skills and foster strong environmental literacy. Children who participate in garden education develop personal responsibility and craftsmanship, as well as an ethic of global citizenship and environmental stewardship. Our approach is holistic – to incubate the next generation of agricultural, culinary, and educational thought leaders.

By creating a space for collaboration and creative problem solving, a farm can be the classroom for the next generation, while nourishing the community and catalyzing a profound and lasting change in our relationship between food and agriculture.

We accomplish this by offering a place-based immersive learning environment, engaging children in ecosystems and creating spaces for cooperative ownership and interaction. We provide opportunities to practice a healthy lifestyle, stewardship, craftsmanship, and engagement in nature through science.

When our children have a space to put their hands in the soil, they learn compassion for nature, while experiencing the joy of tasting food directly from the Earth.

“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.”
– Alice Waters