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625 Esplanade
(near  Bidwell Mansion)
Chico CA

Mailing Address:
College of Natural Sci.
CSU, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0545


Gateway Gardens

monarch larva

Monarch larva on showy milkweed (Asclepius speciosa)

Gateway Gardens announces Sustainability Education Program

About the Gateway Garden:

New educational programs are in development for the Gateway Gardens, focused on sustainability. Multiple opportunities are available for volunteer participation in the raised bed edible garden areas.

Sustainability programs are new additions to educational programs at Gateway Science Museum. Planned activities include plant propagation, planting and care of edible gardens, food preparation using garden grown food, nutrition education, and more. In addition to the Gateway’s eco-region-based landscaping and a native plants demonstration bed already in place, five raised beds are now dedicated to edible gardening.

Volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer opportunities at Gateway Gardens are now available and include:

Gardening – planting, cultivating and general garden care of raised beds

Educational programs using raised bed areas

Community garden events - planning, teaching, learning!

Contact Information:

Students and community members of all ages are welcome to become garden volunteers. For more information contact Jennifer Jewell, Gateway Science Museum Volunteer Coordinator, at


The Gateway Gardens are open during regular Gateway hours.

swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly