Fair Oaks Active Adult Education Garden
Directions: Access the demonstration garden by entering the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center and exiting at the back of the building.
Visiting hours: The garden is open to the public every Friday, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Master Gardeners oversee a demonstration garden that is part of the Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City, a facility where adults can engage in wellness and social activities. The large garden features raised vegetable beds and containers, and a composting area.
Our goals are to demonstrate and teach several gardening skills:
- Growing year-round crops in raised beds and containers
- Engaging in gardening best practices such as amending and mulching soil, watering efficiently and rotating crops
- Caring for succulents, roses, and orchids
- Pruning of fruit trees and ornamental plants
Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center provides a range of services to low-income and ethnically diverse populations. The center is managed by Peninsula Family Service, whose mission is "to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of older adults looking to maintain their health, independence, and quality of life."