Our Story

David King

A Venice High School Partner Since 2001

Since our founding, we have become one of the country’s largest and most successful school gardens.

The Learning Garden is a model example of how school gardens can transform the lives of students and teachers and the environment of their community.

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The Learning Garden is much more than a garden

For the students of the high school it is an opportunity to be closer to nature, a place to learn about respecting the environment and taking care of plants and animals.

For the teachers it is an educational resource and place of solace.

For the community it is a place of visual beauty. For those who have dedicated thousands of hours to making the inspiration of the garden a reality, it is a joyful and fulfilling accomplishment.

For all who come, whether to a single event or as a regular volunteer, The Learning Garden is a remarkable and unique place that touches something deep in the heart and soul.

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A Community Hub

Since the first groundbreaking ceremony, The Learning Garden has received ongoing support and assistance from many generous benefactors and hard-working volunteers.

The garden was founded by Julie Mann and David Crow. The Garden Master is David King.

Students from Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine have played a major role in the development of the Chinese medicinal herb garden, and the school holds regular classes and events at the garden. The Agape Spiritual Center is actively involved in regular work days and special projects at the garden.