Kids Street Learning Center: Santa Rosa

Garden Description: Kid Street has 14 raised beds . Each are filled with vegetables; sensory bed; herb bed. They also have a plum tree and an apple tree.

Kids Street is a school whose students are “at risk.” Many live in homeless shelters, children’s shelters, or with foster parents. The majority have parents who are recovering drug addicts and have been or are incarcerated. Working with the earth and being part of life and growth has unmatched therapeutic value. This school garden provides education on healthy eating, and help students heal wounds and provide a sense of calmness.

Garden Activities: Grow vegetables, Wildlife/pollinator habitat, Provide garden produce for cafeteria, Nature study, Fruit trees, Seed saving

Year Garden Was Started: ~2006; restored in 2014

Location: 709 Davis Street, Santa Rosa

Garden Coordinator: Teri Read

SGN Grant History: Kids Street in Santa Rosa used their 2011-2012 Garden Based Education grant to expand their instructional garden to be a fully functional, living classroom where students can see life growing and learn how it is sustained. The students learned about the water cycle and plant biology and see it in action. The outdoor classroom created a hands-on learning experience that the students apply to their everyday lives.

Last updated on 1/2/15