Outdoor Classroom

About the Garden

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.

Garden Staff

Seed Minkin, Garden Educator

Title: Teacher Seed

Pronouns: they/them/their(s)

Email: seed.apggarden@gmail.com


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

Garden Workdays are from 10 am - 2 pm on the following Sundays: 

  • September 15th
  • November 3rd
  • February 23rd
  • April 26th

Support the Outdoor Classroom

Volunteer Opportunities

In general, please email Teacher Seed at seed.apggarden@gmail.com 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