With more than 1,200 students in grades 6-8, APG boasts a 15,000-square-foot garden with 17 vegetable beds, a California native plant area, chickens, a top bar honey beehive, a rainwater catchment system, a food forest with young fruit trees, an outdoor kitchen, a small greenhouse and a sound garden.
Seed Minkin, Garden Educator
Title: Teacher Seed
About Teacher Seed:
Teacher Seed joined AP at the 2019-2020 school year. They are excited to continue AP’s garden traditions and to build on the programs and spaces. Prior to being the garden teacher at AP, Teacher Seed launched a K-5 garden and garden education program at Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School while working for Education Outside. In addition to garden education, Seed is also an outdoor educator focused on place-based learning, story telling, and wildcrafting. Seed’s educational background is in Environmental Studies, Environmental and Plant Biology, Sociology, and Permaculture.
Garden Workdays are from 10 am - 2 pm on the following Sundays:
- September 15th
- November 3rd
- February 23rd
- April 26th
Support the Outdoor Classroom
In general, please email Teacher Seed at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering!
- Garden Maintenance Assistance (weeding, watering, garden maintenance - NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY)
- Construction Project Assistance (building projects, maintaining existing structures, project design assistance, etc. - EXPERIENCE PREFERRED)
- Classroom Assistance (help run classroom stations, cooking projects, lunchtime supervision, etc.)
- Chicken Care Sign-ups (letting the chickens out/in and checking on their food and water during school breaks, long weekends, and when Teacher Seed is absent)
- Garden Laundry Sign-ups (washing garden gloves and rags every other week)