School Field Trip Packages

IMPORTANT: The Middlebrook Center will be unable to offer any field trip this fall. Field trips will resume after December in the new year. If you have any question please email and ask.We apologize for any inconvenience.


Bring your class to Middlebrook Center’s ELSEE teaching garden at

76 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126.


Our ELSEE teaching team will design a lesson plan based on grade level, number of students, and teacher requests.  Your students will have a fun and educational hands-on experience in our learning laboratory and gain knowledge about sustainability, urban gardening, and environmental science!

Though we’d love to have as many students in our garden as possible, our teachers and facilities are better suited to groups of about 20 students at one time.

Pricing for 2 hours of instruction:

$100 flat rate for up to 20 students
$5 per each student over 20 students
$8 per each student over 30

Pay online

All payments are tax-deductible donations to the California Native Garden Foundation and will be used for the ELSEE teaching garden program in public schools.

Optional lunch includes:
  • Vegetables harvested from our garden and prepared in our outdoor kitchen
  • Grain of the teacher’s request (e.g. rice, quinoa, couscous, etc.)
  • Treat prepared made with alternative and/or native flours
Lunch pricing per student:
  • Garden vegetables $4
  • Vegetables and grain $6
  • Homemade treat $4
  • Complete lunch $8
For more information, or to set up your next field trip, please email or call us.
(408) 292-9993



Take a look at past field trips and summer camp!


2 Responses to “Services”

  1. nancy March 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    I have a group of 88 2nd graders and 12 adults. Can you accommodate all of us at the same time? What would be the total costs? What time are the two hour classes? Is there a place where students could eat the lunch they pack? Cannot afford to pay for lunch.

    Thank you,

  2. March 20, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Hi Nancy,
    for more questions please email
    There is something we can work out so that we can have your 88 students!
    You can also call 408-292-9993

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