Upcoming Events

GFE is continuing to offer in-person workshops in our outdoor classrooms. Wednesday and Saturday volunteer hours are by registration only until further notice. GFE staff will keep on top of any changes in COVID guidelines and adjust safety protocols accordingly. All volunteers and workshop participants are required to wear masks while in the garden until further notice.

We hope you’ll join us for some of these terrific learning opportunities – we’re excited to have you back in the garden! Download a PDF of our February/March 2022 Calendar.

For more information, visit our website at gardenfortheenvironment.org.


Educational Volunteer Hours

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am to 3pm
Cost: Free
Registration required! Register at bit.ly/gfevolunteershifts

Join us in the garden on Wednesdays and Saturdays to help with garden maintenance tasks. You’ll work alongside staff and fellow volunteers on a range of activities like composting, vegetable planting and harvesting, pruning, and weeding. The best way to learn is by doing, and we promise you’ll learn a lot working in the garden with us. Bring lunch and picnic with us at noon!

Bring your own gardening gloves. See additional requirements on the registration page.

Dig In! 2022: Six-Part Edible Gardening Series

When: Saturdays from 10am - 12pm on March 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
Cost: Reduced: $170; Regular: $220; Full: $270
Register: One registration enrolls you in all six sessions!

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Learn how to garden this spring! This six-part workshop series is designed to teach you everything you need to start growing food in your backyard in a supportive, hands-on environment.

San Francisco provides a perfect climate for growing food year-round! Even a small backyard space can be enough to grow healthy vegetables. In this workshop series you will learn about the types of beds and containers in which to grow your plants and how to build healthy soil, build a simple irrigation system, plant and care for veggies, and harvest your crops.

All materials and tools will be provided. Please bring your own gardening gloves.


Part I: Site Assessment - March 26th

Part II: Growing Healthy Soil - April 2nd

Part III: DIY Drip Irrigation - April 9th

Part IV: Planting Calendars & Crop Rotation - April 16th

Part V: Planting Your Edible Garden - April 23rd

Part VI: Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden - April 30th