Maintained and operated by Sacred Heart students and faculty year around as part of a curricular program, the 40,000 square-foot garden is located on the south side of campus and encompasses a wide variety of vegetables and herbs grown and harvested for use in the campus cafeteria, for local food donations, and sold at the campus farmer’s market.
Among the produce under cultivation are:
|Tomatoes, red and yellow
|Chili Peppers, red and yellow
||Basil, green and purple
SHS is the first school in San Mateo County to be approved by the Department of Environmental Health Services Division to use campus-grown produce in onsite dining. Campus provider Epicurean has also partnered with SHS to demonstrate farm-to-fork programs for local chefs, and to instruct younger students—through the immediate preparation of foods following harvest—about healthy eating.