Donations to the Middlebrook Center: CNGF/ELSEE
DSC08325Farm standLettuce in Aquaponics systems grows longer root structure that gives a bigger and healthier head of lettuce.The guest socialize in the wonderful evening weather.DSC_0172DSC_0003Ian & AmySummer Camp 2014The children put Big Red, to the test.  This is our new teaching structure that will grow food and teach kids.IHS 5DCP garden 2The students and parents of Argonne turned out to help.



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.

CNGF Membership: Any contribution over $100 will give you a one year membership in The California Native Garden Foundation with discounts to the events at the Middlebrook Center as well as our other supporting business partners.  Click here for membership details.

Please make a contribution today!

Thank you.

Alrie Middlebrook
The California Native Garden Foundation


Please choose an amount in each of our funds so we may allocated where you would like your donation to be applied.

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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 program 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

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