Donations to the Middlebrook Center: CNGF/ELSEE
The Middlebrook Center: home to CNGF and the ELSEE teaching garden.Delilah cuddles with one of the chickens.ELSEE Nature Discovery CampP7211420Ojan explains the aquaponics system and the future plans for improvement.Young children from the Yamoransa village.Students from Lincoln High School in San Jose learning about the aquaponics system.DSC08299Fall2014Gate-fullEven one of the chickens gets down on the dance floor!Our chickens have a new room mate, a very cute bunny.Middlebrook Center Garden Enrichment Living Classroom Feb 3  2014Thanks so much to all of our wonderful interns and volunteers that made this night a great success!When the sun goes down the garden comes to life with lights.Gavin and Astrid make a yummy salad.Middlebrook Summer a camp for young earthlingsngaging diner conversations with a great group of people.Even one of the chickens gets down on the dance floor!Farm Stand produce pricingSustainable Saturdays at the Middlebrook Center 10AM to 2PM, 76 Race Street, San Jose, CA, Planet Earth...



Please donate to the California Native Garden Foundation and join us in our quest to share our knowledge about native gardens, while we learn ways to grow and serve foods that protect our local ecosystems.

Your contribution will:

  • Support our teaching gardens in the heart of San Jose and beyond!
  • Help fund more school yard conversions from asphalt to teaching laboratories like our flagship ELSEE garden at 76 Race Street.
  • Help sponsor our events at The Middlebrook Center, Sustainable Saturdays, Living Neighborhood Series, class field trips, workshops, and Eating California events.
  • Help fund our grant writing, community outreach, garden teaching, and event planning staff.

Please make a contribution today!

Thank you.

Alrie Middlebrook
The California Native Garden Foundation

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Fund a School Teaching Garden

Help us to give a better teaching experience to our students. We will contact you so you can specify which of our current school projects you would like to help fund. Your donation helps support:

  • Our current school gardens programs and expansion to new schools
  • Our staff members and interns, who design, build, maintain, and also teach school curriculum at partnering schools.

Fund our Middlebrook Center Facility and Education Program

Your donation to the Middlebrook Center at 76 Race Street in urban downtown San Jose directly supports:

  • Kids Summer Camp program that runs all summer with learning activities in the garden.
  • The Sustainable Saturday events with healthy cooking demonstrations, sustainability workshops, and a Farm Stand filled with local produce.
  • The beautiful Middlebrook Center. Our native gardens are not only beautiful, they are also sustainable and drought tolerant, support our local biodiversity, and act as the perfect venue for community events and educational field trips for local elementary schools.
  • Middlebrook Center support and teaching staff.
  • Upgrades to our facility including:
    • The outdoor kitchen
    • The indoor kitchen and meeting center
    • Expansion of the native plant nursery


Please help us continue our journey.
  We have accomplished so much.
  We need your help to do more.


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