Your child tried kale?


Founded in 1983, Sylvia Mendez’s Farm and Garden program is the oldest and most developed in the school district. Guided by our beloved “Farmer Ben” all Sylvia Mendez students have the opportunity to learn in the garden about the ways fruits, vegetables and animals help enrich our lives.

Twice a month, students receive a consciousness-raising experience as they learn how eating healthy today will impact their lives and the planet in the future.

“Hands-on” experiences involve not only fruits and vegetables, but also chickens and rabbits to give students the opportunity to appreciate life cycles up close.