This half-acre organic production garden is operated by Ceres’ teen volunteers under the guidance of our Garden Coordinator and experienced adult mentors. The intention is to give all the teens we work with a chance to learn directly about where food comes from, to gain the skills to grow their own healthy food, and to understand the important role that local organic food production plays in the health of the community. The produce that the teens grow helps insure that our clients receive the freshest and most nutrient-rich produce possible to support their healing.
At Ceres, we are committed to creating a healthy and vibrant local food system, and to empowering people of all ages to learn about growing, preparing and eating fresh, whole and organic food. The Ceres Community Garden shows that how we grow food impacts our health, and that learning to grow food is an important step in bringing health back to our communities.
Teens currently work in the garden three days a week, and we encourage all the teens involved with Ceres to spend regular time in both the garden and the kitchen. Garden learning includes sustainable gardening practices, compost systems, pollinator habitat, seed saving and all the steps required for a full seed to table experience.
It is good to be at the source of what we are cooking in the kitchen, I like having the connection between what I am planting and what I am chopping.
If you are an adult and would like to get involved in the garden:
• Consider becoming a garden mentor: take a weekly shift working with the teens in the garden,
• Be a compost angel and bring the compost from the kitchen to the garden, or
• Offer to share an interesting garden project with the teens.
Donations of plants, seed, compost, woodchips, and tools are always welcome.
Email Garden Coordinator
Financial donations to support the garden can be made by clicking the DONATE button,
or send a check to
Ceres Garden, 7351 Bodega Ave. Sebastopol, CA 95472.