This past weekend, Northgate helped Oakland Leaf rebuild the school garden at International Community School/Think College Now. Receiving lumber, tools, and soil donations from Ashby Lumber and local nurseries, we were able to demolish the old, decaying garden beds and build seven new raised garden beds. Students at this East Oakland school will plant the beds with vegetables and herbs.
This school garden will provide a place for interactive learning, connection to the environment, and raw materials to make healthy nutritional choices. The students and faculty were thrilled to see the new beds on Monday morning and are excited to begin the afterschool garden classes!
About Oakland Leaf: An Oakland-based non-profit that cultivates community transformation through creative education for youth and families.