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Located on the California coast near Half Moon Bay, the San Mateo County School Farm is an outdoor experiential learning space and market farm operated by The HEAL Project. We engage students from across San Mateo County and beyond in the process of growing a diversity of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Kindergarten-12th grade students are provided a unique opportunity at the farm to connect with the earth, our local environment, and to learn about science, health and nutrition through hands-on experiences such as planting, harvesting, cooking, and tasting fresh local food. Our outdoor classroom includes a compost education station where students learn about the soil food web and building connections between cycles and changes in nature and themselves. Our programming connects to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
The HEAL Project has been operating the San Mateo County School Farm since 2010 in conjunction with the San Mateo County Health System on land provided by Dave Lea of Cabrillo Farms. Thank you to Dave Lea and Cabrillo Farms for their continued contributions, support, and advice as our farms grow together.