The Learning Garden

As Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center was working with the architects on the school’s design, Tenderloin families came to us and asked if a garden could be built into the school building.

Many of these parents had come from countries where they grew much of their own food, and they wanted their children to learn about this.  Thanks to many donated hours by the school’s architects, the answer was a resounding “Yes!” Staffed by BAWCC’s Garden Coordinator, the Learning Garden is a gorgeous, living space that provides a hands-on experience of how things grow and what plants need to thrive.  BAWCC staff works closely with the classroom teachers to connect lessons in this program with what they are doing in their classes every day.