The Beautiful Olivewood Gardens And Learning Center

Last week, for our school field trip, started out at Olivewood Gardens And Learning Center. Our teacher, Sara Polczynski volunteers at Olivewood in the kitchen. We were given the grand tour around the gardens and even got to sit in on one of their kitchen classes.

Olivewood Gardens And Learning Center is located in National City. In 2006, the Walton family donated the property to the International Community Foundation. By October 2009, It was gifted to Olivewood Gardens.

Olivewood Gardens provides lessons in science, nutrition education, sustainable agriculture, and environmental duties for local schools in the area.

"Fruits and vegetables are grown and harvested for nutrition classes, cooking demonstrations, and environmental education workshops. Learning is centered within the context of organic gardens and a kitchen."

Below I've posted pictures, But if you would like to experience this beautiful place first hand they give Public Tour for free Tuesday 10am – 11am...

"Learning Center tours every Tuesday at 10am
We welcome interested visitors to join us for a one-hour guided tour of our Learning Center grounds and program. These tours include garden and kitchen class observation and are also an opportunity to meet other people interested in edible education, gardening, and school lunch reform in our region. Tour groups meet in the parking lot at 2525 N Avenue. There is no charge for our public tours, but please confirm your participation to "

Please visit their event page for more info.

This Wednesday you can help support the Olivewood Gardens just by shopping at your local Whole Foods, Please help spread the word.

"Dear Friends of Olivewood-
Please shop at Whole Foods next Wednesday June 8th at 5% of net proceeds will go to help our kitchen education program.
Thank you for your support,"

My pictures from last week...

Does anyone know what this plant is called? 
I'd love to get one for my garden and
forgot to ask the name while I was at Olivewood Gardens.

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