Who We Are

ALF and Garden Stories partnered in 2017 to launch a series of interdisciplinary workshops for the Children’s Workshop School and the Campos Community garden. Carolyn Ratcliffe, Artistic Director, Art Loisaida Foundation Holly O’Grady, Founding Director, Garden Stories: Leadership Workshops Bios for Carolyn and Holly can be found here Instructors: Christopher Batenhorst, Garden workshops Gladys Feliciano, ArtContinue reading “Who We Are”

We Grew Our Own Pizza!

We didn’t just create the pizza, we grew the veggies! Gnocco’s staff showed the children how to create a pizza. We then all created pizzas together using herbs and vegetables we grew at Campos community Garden: oregeno, basil, thyme, marjoram and tomatoes. Claudio and Rossella shows us how to make the pizza dough. The doughContinue reading “We Grew Our Own Pizza!”

Bees, Bees and More Bees

Thse working bees are all girls? That’s fantastic. Dan Rothchild came by and introduced us to bees. Did you know that all of the bees are girls? The queen bee lays all the eggs and the workers bee do all of the work. The drones freeload and the only thing they do is inseminate theContinue reading “Bees, Bees and More Bees”

Workshop curricula have included:

Science and Exploration: Garden basics – Why Bees Matter? Creative Problem Solving: Working in pairs to build incredible insects Healthy Food: Working collaboratively in teams to create healthy, tasty treats using garden vegetables Exhibiting art work in the garden for parents and community to view Origins of food: Making fresh pasta/pizza Science and Exploration: SpringContinue reading “Workshop curricula have included:”


Since 2017 we have designed and implemented a comprehensive program for third graders at the Children’s Workshop School.  Our participating partners for our interactive program include the Campos Community Garden near the school and a local community restaurant, Gnocco. Our programs add the “A” (arts) to STEM programs by encouraging children to tap into theirContinue reading “Workshops”