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CNGF @ The July 4th Rose, White & Blue Parade

Last Saturday, The California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) had the pleasure of tabling at the annual Alameda Business Association (ABA) 4th of July Rose, White & Blue Parade. The event attracted over 35,000 participants and spectators towards The Alameda in San Jose. CNGF was able to interact with a healthy amount of both spectators and […]

Downtown College Prep and the future of Hester campus

The California Native Garden Foundation (CNGF) has been helping Downtown College Preparatory (DCP)  since 2013 with the design of a California native and edible garden that is used to teach students environmental sciences in a more engaging and hands-on way.  This is only part of a great story that has unfolded at DCP over the […]

Garden Changes at McKinley Middle School

McKinley Middle School recently implemented the ELSEE project-based learning program, which matches the core curriculum standard required by the state. It is a healthy land use model and learning laboratory, which not only teaches students native ecology and sustainability and raises test scores, but also generates income for long-term sustainability of the garden. We are working […]

A Garden for Ghana Project: Groups & Garden Design

As a part of the Garden for Ghana Project that linked students from Los Gatos High School and the Yamoransa community this past school year, high school students were able to split into three groups that both worked individually and interacted with each other to help instigate change in one African community. The fundraising group […]

A Garden for Ghana Project Informational Video Wins Award!

Congratulations to Los Gatos High School students Olivia Woodford-Berry, Eva Vailionis, and Brooke Ahmed on their winning film submission entitled “Garden for Ghana” to the Student Film Contest as a part of the Green Living Project! They received an Honorable Mention for “Impactful Story” as a part of the high school category by creatively documenting […]