Students for LEAF is one of our focus educational programs designed to nurture young people's interests in environmental conservation, regenerative agriculture, and biological sciences. We want to develop the next generation of leaders to solve the many challenges we are facing such as climate change, food insecurity, and water conservation.
Students for LEAF is about growing food and much more. We create opportunities for young people using their inherent and developed skills, and interests to design and create projects for LEAF and for our gardens from art murals and videos to garden furniture and structures. You can see some of these projects in the images below, which include garden murals, solar beeswax melters, a Hugelkultur raised bed, recycling drive, bulletin board, to name only a few. One of the students produced a documentary about the importance of sustainability both locally and throughout the world.
Learn about regenerative agricultural practices by helping us build healthy edible ecosystems both above and below the ground
Learn about the ebb and flow of working in nature by working in a food garden with a team of seasoned gardeners
Learn about the lifecycle of edible plants by propagating seed to harvesting for the food banks, and composting food scraps
Meet our favorite garden friends by helping us with our worm composting bins, honeybee hives and toad hollow
Learn about some of our least favorite insect herbivores by helping us manage them with more natural ways with less chemicals
Help us be better environmental stewards by learning ways to live more sustainably
Make new friends ; )
Middle or High School Students (8 students maximum)
Parents of minors to sign a Volunteer Agreement
Students for LEAF membership for 14 sessions is $225. (No refunds for missed classes)
When & Where
Mondays and Thursdays from June 12 to August 3, 9am-12:30pm.
LEAF CR Stone Garden, 55 Mowry Ave (behind Mission Valley Vet Clinic) in Fremont
Program registration available available to purchase now in our LEAF Shop
projects & accomplishments
Eagle Scout Project, Wood Benches, May 2022
Girl Scout Silver Award Project Stone Garden Entrance Sign and Mural
Girl Scout Gold Award Project LEAF Stone Garden Fence Mural on Environmental Degradation and Climate Change
Eagle Scout Project Building a Hugelkultur Mound at LEAF Stone Garden
Eagle Scout Project Solar Wax Melters for LEAF Stone Garden Apiary
Girl Scout Troop 31033, Take Action Recycling Project LEAF Earth Day Recycling Event
Students for LEAF Volunteers Learning LEAF Regenerative Agricultural Practices
Eagle Scout Project LEAF Bulletin Board at LEAF Stone Garden
Eagle Scout Project Pergola for the Picnic Table at LEAF Stone Garden
Eagle Scout Project Documentary on the Importance of Sustainability
Girl Scout Gold Award Project LEAF Stone Garden Container Mural on LEAF Food Gardens
These are just a few of the many projects we're proud to have facilitated for our local students. As you can see, we've been busy! To learn more about Students for LEAF and how to get involved, contact us at email@example.com.