School Garden Design

Need help designing your school’s native and edible garden? TPF will visit your site, and then make recommendations and furnish a design, plant list, and instructions for installation and maintenance.

TPF has assisted in the installation of gardens at more than two dozen private and public schools in Los Angeles County, including schools in the Alhambra, Glendale, Los Angeles, Pasadena and Santa Clarita unified school districts. Many gardens were created in partnership with LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program.

Base design price: $200 for a 20’ x 20’ native garden and boxes of edibles. Fees vary according to the square footage and complexity of the site.

Contact:  Diana Sherwood, K-12 Community Education, at diana@theodorepayne.org or 818-768-1802.

Students at Fair Elementary,.North Hollywood (an LA's BEST school) watering plants in their new native plant garden.

Students at Fair Elementary, North Hollywood (an LA’s BEST school) watering plants in their new native plant garden.

Kindergartners with their new native plant garden at Burbank Elementary School (in partnership with LA'S BEST)

Kindergartners with their new native plant garden at Burbank Elementary (an LA’S BEST school)

Moving soil for the edible garden beds at First Street School in Los Angeles (an LA's Best School).

Moving soil for the edible garden beds at First Street School in Los Angeles (an LA’s Best School).