Growing in kids
the love for nature.

Once a week, we do classes about gardening and nature to parents and child from 1 to 3 years old. We gather during an hour in a private, magical place we call the Treasure Garden, right next to the Alamo Square Park in San Francisco.

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"In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”

-- Baba Dioum

Our classes

We teach about ecological processes, how to use what nature offers -- like making crafts out of natural material found in the garden -- and, of course, how to grow food. The children learn how to share and care (and love!) other living beings, while having fun and making new and valuable friends.

Examples of what we have done so far are:

  • - Identifying the different animals who live in the garden, especially in the soil.
  • - Learning about composting and compost crops.
  • - Building a teepee out of bamboo sticks and fiber leaves.
  • - Creating a colorful mosaic inspired by nature.
  • - Sowing and planting herbs and crops.
  • - Creating rainwater catchment features.
  • - Making a Treasure Hunting game.

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What's happening

Tending the Garden in the Foggy SF: a New Parent-Child Workshop

Hello parents of San Francisco!

We're happy to announce a new fall workshop at the Treasure Garden. Nine parent-child classes in which we will be learning about the basis of ecology, how to start and maintain a food garden, how to attract wildlife and how to make wise use of water, with activities that are both fun for kids and interesting for their parents.

We will meet every Thursday from 10 to 11am between October 27th and December 29th 2016, except for the Thanksgiving week.  

So come join us! Seats are limited so sign up soon if you don't want to miss it. :)

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Written on 09/30/2016 by Carolina Masoli

Come to our Autumnal Equinox party!

The beginning of the fall is approaching. The end of the fog. The magical warm days will start to get shorter. The autumnal equinox marks the beginning of the fall, and with this, the beginning of a new season at the garden.

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Written on 09/12/2016 by Carolina Masoli

Bouquet of flowers

The last class at the Treasure Garden was a precious one.

We closed up with the most important things that we'd learned through the year: the cycle of the year, the recycle of nutrients in the compost and the cycle of the seeds.

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Written on 08/25/2016 by Carolina Masoli

The last class of the summer

This Thursday, August 18th, will be the last class of the summer season at the Treasure Garden (10am-12pm).

We'll harvest a variety of plants, fruits and flowers from the garden. It will be a feast! And each child will be able to take home a sample of seeds of the different plants that we grew during the winter, spring and summer. We will say farewell to our students who start school next month, we are so grateful for all the hard work and love they have given to the garden through this year.

We hope you can make it to this last day, and we hope you will all be able to visit the Treasure Garden again soon - it will miss you!

And on September 22nd 2016, for the autumnal equinox, we will start a new season at the Treasure Garden. We'll keep you posted regarding prices and schedule as this gets closer.

Kirsty and Caro :)

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Written on 08/15/2016 by Carolina Masoli

A meadow in the back yard

A year ago we started the project of building a meadow in the back yard, where there used to be a weedy and scrubby piece of dirt. The goal was to turn it into a established, naturalized meadow of self-sustaining wildflowers. It has been a long process, because it isn't as simple as tossing wildflower seeds on the lawn! You need some special knowledge and technique, and a willingness to work constantly on it, at least for the first years until it is established.

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Written on 08/04/2016 by Carolina Masoli

Registrations are now closed

However, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out any time.

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