Our programming includes:
1) School Programming: Outdoor, project-based courses in Farming & Food Justice, and Cooking from the Garden. We forego the lecture-audience teaching model and structure our programs around exploration, experimentation, and knowledge-sharing. Each course meets twice per week for 60 minutes/class, with students each receiving 42 hours of outdoor education per semester.
2) Job Readiness Program: This program has three components: Sprout Out, a project-based after-school internship; Summer Sprouts, an intensive summer employment experience; and Sprouting Leaders, hourly employment for youth age 18-28.
3) Community Health and Nutrition Education: Trilingual (Spanish, English, Cantonese) programming that promotes the consumption of fruits and vegetables to reduce chronic disease rates and health disparities in San Francisco. We offer culturally-appropriate cooking and nutrition classes, cooking demonstrations, nutrition presentations, community garden activation, and registration support for food assistance programs. These programs are safe, low-barrier pathways to increasing community health and empowering communities to define their culturally-appropriate practices for healthy living.