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.
Liz Cardinal, Grow Local Teaching Garden Coordinator