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Teaching Garden Tours and Field Trips

J.P.’s Peace, Love, and Happiness Foundation Teaching Garden is SFC's site for gardening classes, hands-on, TEKS-aligned school field trips, volunteer work days, group tours, and self-guided visits. Located adjacent to SFC in the St. David’s Foundation Community Garden, the Teaching Garden demonstrates sustainable food gardening techniques that are well suited to Central Texas' semi-arid climate.

The garden also includes a Children's Sensory Garden as well as a Teaching Apiary where children and adults can view honeybees and learn about the importance of bees in pollinating food crops. Produce harvested from the Teaching Garden is used in The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre® classes, sampled by visiting children and volunteers, and donated to local food pantries and shelters.

Get Involved

  • Bring a school or youth community group to the garden! We offer 2-hour youth field trips in the Teaching Garden for up to 30 youth. Field trips include age-appropriate gardening and food systems activities aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards. The cost is $5.00/student and free for chaperones. Fill out the field trip/tour request form below, and we will get back to you in 2 business days. Please note that a field trip is not confirmed until the Teaching Garden Coordinator replies to confirm the date and details of the field trip.
  • Bring a group to the garden during the summer! During the summer, we offer a 3-hour gardening and cooking experience with rates varying by group size. For more information on summer field trips, contact Molly Costigan at Molly@sustainablefoodcenter.org.
  • Schedule a 1-hour guided tour of the garden for groups of up to 30 people. The cost is $100. Fill out the field trip/tour request form, and we will get back to you in 2 business days. Please note that a tour is not confirmed until the Teaching Garden Coordinator replies to confirm the dates and details of the tour.
  • If you are looking for a team-building experience in the garden and kitchen, check out our SFC Experiences.
  • Stop by for a self-guided tour anytime! Download our PDF below for a detailed map of parking and walking instructions.
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Contact

Liz Cardinal, Grow Local Teaching Garden Coordinator