OAEC is a non-profit education center in Sonoma County that works to promote ecologically and culturally resilient communities. Learn more.
About the School Garden Teacher Training and Support Program
Since 1997, OAEC’s School Garden Teacher Training and Support Program has trained 334 teachers, principals and core parent volunteers in 100 school garden programs in Northern California, San Francisco, and the Greater Bay Area. With our help, and the dedication of tens of thousands of students, teachers, parents, administrators, and facility management staff, Northern California schools are expanding the scope and value of school gardens. Many school projects now include recycling programs, vermiculture (worm box composting), habitat ponds, cooking-from-the-garden activities, salad bars, and farm-to-school programs.