Growing Healthy Appetites
Here at Sage Garden Project, we fund and train dedicated garden & cooking instructors to help students at underserved elementary schools experience hands-on, standards-based lessons as they grow, prepare, and share nourishing food.
100+ grow/cook programs supported
13.6 million donated since 2011
12 years serving California
85+ garden & cooking instructors trained
Interested in Applying for an Award?
Learn more about our awards below!
(Our 2023 application season is now closed)
We get asked often ‘how can I help Sage Garden Project?’ Here are a few ways that you can volunteer and be a part of what we’re doing!
Have a gift for writing? Assist a school by applying for grants on their behalf.
Building & Repairing
Know how to build and repair stuff? We love someone who’s handy! There’s always a need for this in the garden.
Volunteer to weed at one of our school gardens! There’s always plenty of this task to go around.
Help prep or wash dishes after a cooking class at one of our schools.
Chesterton Elementary Garden workday
Thanks to the generous support of Sprouts Healthy Communities since 2019, Sage Garden Project has been able to expand and deepen the impact of Edible Education for elementary school students in California. To date they have helped provide fully-stocked, mobile cooking carts to over 30 schools and awarded Sprouts gift cards to supplement fresh food for cooking classes in all Sage funded schools.
The Sage Garden Project Team
Our Sage Garden Project team, along with our 2022-2023 educators at our Summer Teacher Training!
Educator Training Workshop
In our annual, multi-day offering, Sage Garden Project staff and guest speakers share their years of experience and provide training with hands-on workshops. We equip new & returning garden and cooking instructors with the skills, information and resources to run a successful program and always set aside time to enjoy each other’s company.
Training topics have included: