Gaia Democratic School

  • Works in partnership with Community Garden program
  • Grows vegetables and herbs
  • Garden activities tried to curriculum
  • Has an urban schoolyard
  • Summer school students work in garden
  • Students can apply and be hired to work in garden
  • Uses various sources of funding

Stewardship of the natural world is a core value at Gaia and they foster respect for the environment in their community. They believe that offering a “Gaia Garden Program” for students is an excellent, hands-on, fun way to promote that goal. At the same time, the Gaia Garden Program enhances deep learning, increases important  developmental skills, and promotes health and cooperative problem solving. It also impacts the larger community as well, by helping build relationships between neighbors and youth.