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Tour of Hayward High School's Organic Garden

Map of Hayward High GardenMap of Hayward High GardenThe focal point of Hayward High School's effort to develop sustainability education is the school's two acre, Bay Friendly, organic school garden.  Social Studies teacher Theo Hartman started the garden with a modest $5000 grant, using much of the initial funding to invest in native plants to help stabilize a hillside against erosion.  The garden has expanded to include deer-fenced organic produce and fruit trees, storage shed with a seed library, and an outdoor classroom.

Native plants provide habitat for beneficial insects, birds, and other critters indicative of a healthy ecosystem.

Produce grown in the garden is sent home with students to become part of the family dinner.  After practice, many athletes visit the gardent for a fresh snack and nutrition lesson from Hartman.