School Garden Learning Network

A longstanding grassroots collective dedicated to sustaining school gardens in Napa County.

Our Current Work

Erin S. Soper Memorial Fund

With support from a generous Give!Guide business donor last year, we established the inaugural Erin S. Soper Memorial Fund to honor the memory of a beloved garden educator who tended the garden at El Centro School (renamed as Willow) for years. Erin lost her fight with cancer on April 20, 2022. This legacy fund will support professional opportunities for educators new to garden-based learning.

Irrigation Mini-Grants

Drip irrigation systems save time and water, but are expensive to install and challenging to maintain. We provide on site consultation and simple systems valued around $250.

Back to School Gathering

On September 13th, school garden educators gathered to tour the Valley Oak school garden and share tips for the upcoming school year. Each representative who attended received a new pair of gloves, a high-quality hose nozzle, and seeds–small tokens of appreciation for their hard work.

A School Garden Network: School garden programs need green thumbs. And that other kind of green.

Napa Register

History of the School Garden Learning Network

Project Spotlight: Squash for NOSH

During the summer of 2019, Napa school gardens grew veggies for the cafeteria! Dubbed Squash for NOSH, this pilot involved ten school and community gardens in growing, harvesting, and selling zucchini/ summer squash to for school lunch.

Participating Sites: Donaldson Way (Maureen McCullough), Phillips Magnet (Paige Pleasant), Pueblo Vista Magnet (Carrie Strohl), Vichy Elementary School (Chris Hattich), Harvest Magnet (Karen Fleming) River MS (Louann Talbert), and Silverado MS (NOSH), New Tech High School (Christie Wolf), Napa Valley CanDo’s Food Bank Garden and Randolph Community Garden.

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The School Garden Doctor is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

All donations are tax-deductible.

EIN: 83-1551303.

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