NEW! Grow in Place: Cleveland's Ecoliteracy Distance Learning Website
With guidance from Manuel Garcia ("Mr. Manny"), our dedicated Ecoliteracy Instructor, Cleveland students develop an intimate relationship with the natural world. Working in Cleveland's gardens, they learn about waste reduction, conservation, habitat protection, recycling, growing and preparing food, pollution reduction, and team work.
Because they have a relationship with the natural world, Cleveland Students are motivated to act as Earth stewards.
Cleveland's outdoor learning areas were built to promote the natural world as a classroom. Our campus boasts a Vegetable Garden, Redwood Garden, Flower and Herb Garden, Wildlife Garden, covered Outdoor Classroom, compost and worm bins, a greenhouse and a Mini-Orchard of almost one dozen fruit trees.
On Salad Day, students harvest vegetables from Cleveland's garden and make healthy, delicious home-grown salads.
First graders harvest and clean Cleveland garden produce for Vegetable Soup Day.
Cleveland received the 2009 School Garden of the Year Special Recognition Award from The California School Garden Network for Excellence in School Garden Instruction for creating and sustaining California school gardens to enhance academic achievement, a healthy lifestyle, environmental stewardship as well as community and social development.
Member and Pilot school of the Oakland Food Web.
Bay Friendly Garden
Certified water-wise and pesticide/herbicide free.
Autumn beauty. Garden art, inspired by landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy.