SchoolGrown One


SchoolGrown One

SchoolGrown One
Half Moon Bay

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SchoolGrown One was our first Community Hub and home to the first LEAF system, in Half Moon Bay, California. It started in August, 2014 and operated through August, 2015. It shares a one of three ridges at the Ouroboros Farms greenhouse. Ouroboros Farms fills the other two ridges with a commercial system. A retail space at the front of the building provides aquaponics system supplies and includes a farm stand for produce sales. Construction of the LEAF system began in August of 2014, with the help of many amazing volunteers. The system was filled with water in September, moments before tours from the Aquaponics Association conference tours began arriving.

Many wonderful things have happened in this space. It was home for our first, full-scale LEAF system The Playground provided a space to construct different system designs in and our classroom space hosted many workshops on multiple subjects. 

SchoolGrown One is a Community Hub,
where a number of activities take place.


Experience a LEAF greenhouse system in person! 
Pictures and descriptions of the size and how the system works do not make the same impact as seeing a life-sized version in person. Bringing visitors on school properties is not a practical thing to do. So, in this public greenhouse, we are able to give interested parties the full experience of what a LEAF can do.

Get a CSA box of fresh produce from our LEAF, harvested every Tuesday, and ready for pickup between 2:00 - 4:00 PM. Your for any donation amount. Available while supplies last, first come first served. 

Add the banner to your webpage, or social media, and link to our calendar page to connect others with SchoolGrown classes and events.

Add the banner to your webpage, or social media, and link to our calendar page to connect others with SchoolGrown classes and events.

A classroom space 
Communities gather and learn about aquaponics and whole array of sustainable living topics, including: tomato and mushroom growing, greenhouse design, composting, and bio-char. Workshops are facilitated by Jon Parr and Sundown Hazen, as well as guest speakers that bring their talent and experience to our community. See when the next workshop is on our calendar page.

The Playground
Between the classroom and the LEAF system, is a large space we call The Playground. Part shop, part demonstration the space is home to a number of different sized aquaponics systems, including SchoolGrown@home systems, demonstrations of different aquaponics methods, and various composting systems. Here visitors have a chance to see how aquaponics could fit into their homes, and participants in our Intermediate and Advanced classes get a chance to practice the skills needed to build their own systems. 

Donation levels and thank you gifts

Come to one of SchoolGrown's workshops. 
Proceeds benefit the operations at SchoolGrown One, Half Moon Bay, California. Explore topics in sustainable agriculture and aquaponics.

Any dollar amount.

All donations made with this link will be used to the benefit of the SchoolGrown One, Half Moon Bay, California location.

You will receive a thank you email with tax deduction information. We are pending approval for 501(c)3 and donations can be retroactively made tax deductible once we are approved.

4-inch, square vinyl sticker - $5
50 stickers available

Great bumper sticker!
These are limited edition. 
Once the stock is sold out, this design will not be printed again.

Shipping included. 


San Lorenzo Valley

San Lorenzo Valley

San Lorenzo Valley High School


Felton, California is home to SchoolGrown's first LEAF greenhouse!

A LEAF greenhouse is an educational facility that supports a school or community. The LEAF provides living examples that can be integrated into many classroom lessons. For example: Mathematics can measure and chart the growth rate of plants, chemistry monitors nutrient cycles, small business economics in the principles of supply and demand, and biology observes fish and plant life cycles.

A major benefit of the LEAF greenhouse is the connection that develops between people and the food we eat. Many people only see food that comes from restaurants or grocery stores. They rarely know how or where it is grown, how it is transported, or agriculture's environmental impact. A LEAF is a living demonstration!

To see LEAF#1 in action: click here!

Get Veggies and Support the program!

The aquaponics system is a high performance agricultural system that produces enough fruits and veggies to support all operations of the greenhouse. All produce grown is made available for donation. All donations made at the school farm stand, and on this page support the San Lorenzo Valley HS LEAF greenhouse project.

CSA box reservations

50 weekly total reservations available

CSA-Produce Box Reservations

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a way for consumers to support their local farmer by pre-paying for a season's share (13-weeks) of the farmer’s produce. This gives the farmer money early in a season when he needs it, and allows it to be “repaid” in produce as it is harvested.

Register now to reserve your weekly box of produce. You can reserve 4 or 13 weeks at a time, with the ability to auto renew your reservation. Opt for 13 weeks and receive one week free! Subscribers will be able to pickup their weekly boxes at a designated spot at SLVHS.

Feed A Family in Felton

Interested in helping families in your community? You can donate a month, quarter or year subscription of SchoolGrown CSA to a family in need in the Felton community. Your donation will be matched to a family that has registered for this program. The more donations we receive, the more families in need we can provide fresh, local produce to.

If you are a low income family and would like to sign up for SchoolGrown's donated CSA reservations, please register by clicking the button below and completing the form. (availability based on # of donations made)

Community Sponsors

Felton local businesses can donate anything from lumber and building material to gatorades and sandwiches for our volunteers. 

A huge thank you to the following local businesses who have already supported us with materials and supplies. We couldn't have done this without you!

San Lorenzo Lumber
Global Plastic Sheeting
Simpson Strong-Tie
Jim Walters Tractor Service 

The Cremer House


Dave Grant, SLVHS aquaculture teacher, and LEAF advocate: