Community Through Food

We build Learning Gardens in schools and inspire families to cook at home because we believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and community.


Learning Gardens

The Kitchen Community has built over 175 Learning Gardens around the nation, focusing our efforts in Chicago and the greater Los Angeles and Denver-metro areas. Our Learning Gardens program offers a ‘turn-key’ school garden concept used by school districts such as Chicago Public Schools and Los Angeles Unified School District, two of the three largest districts in the nation. Learning Gardens are revolutionizing 21st century education by streamlining the built environment, which supports a diversity of lesson plans, STEM education and outdoor learning. We plan, design, build and provide a backend educational framework with support for school districts. For more information, please visit the pages below.



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We work with schools to craft unique strategy around managing their own Learning Gardens through a robust education support system, which includes accredited teacher workshops and trainings,  school planting days, and one-on-one support from our team of local Garden Educators in each region. To ensure success, The Kitchen Community works with each school’s garden team and local partners for program and installation support.



Workshops  |  Seasonal Growing  |  Harvesting


Home Cooking

We’re inspiring families to cook at home. Gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community. Cost, convenience and time factor into the decisions we make on a daily basis, including our diets, so we’re addressing the issue by inspiring families to cook, educating kids and parents, engaging whole communities, and expanding access to real foods. Visit the links below to learn more!


Billboard Chicken

Recipes  |  About the Campaign  |  The Facts


Upcoming Events

We Rocked The Edison!

On Friday, May 9th The Kitchen Community held one of our largest fundraising events to date with over 500 attendees throughout the night! Together, we raised enough funds to plant four new Learning Gardens that will support over 2,000 children each year in Los Angeles. These children will have the opportunity to play and learn through garden-based education in their ...

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Jack Johnson 2014 Concert Tour + Learning Gardens

Musician Jack Johnson will start his worldwide concert tour and All at Once campaign on May 1st.

He is supporting non-profit organizations working on local food and plastic free initiatives. The Kitchen Community has been selected as one of the participating non-profit organizations. Jack’s charitable foundation will match donations made to The Kitchen Community during these concert dates. Come find ...

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