Mission

To introduce urban kids 18 months and older to the sensory benefits of gardening. From the taste of fresh fruits and vegetables to the sound of bees buzzing around and the sight of bright native flowers, every sense is engaged in gardening. 

Hi! I'm Kristen Smeal. I grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. I have been gardening my entire life! My great-grandfather had acre upon acre of land and upon that was a large potato patch and other vegetables as well as an orchard. I inched my way across the country, stopping first in Arizona to complete an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and now to the Bay Area. I was a pediatric dental hygienist turned dental hygiene educator and am now full-time mother,  Master Gardener , and garden mentor. I love living in an urban environment, especially Oakland, where I can share my passion for gardening with others 365 days a year.  Hope to see you at one of my  upcoming  workshops or pop-ups.

Hi! I'm Kristen Smeal. I grew up on a farm in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania. I have been gardening my entire life! My great-grandfather had acre upon acre of land and upon that was a large potato patch and other vegetables as well as an orchard. I inched my way across the country, stopping first in Arizona to complete an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and now to the Bay Area. I was a pediatric dental hygienist turned dental hygiene educator and am now full-time mother, Master Gardener, and garden mentor. I love living in an urban environment, especially Oakland, where I can share my passion for gardening with others 365 days a year.

Hope to see you at one of my upcoming workshops or pop-ups.