The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom estimates there are some 6,000 schools in California that maintain or are starting to establish school gardens. School gardens attempt to teach by actual practice the history of food, the scientific composition of soils as well as the geometry of plotting a corn patch. Participants become committed to their school gardens and protect them as if they were their own back yard. I work to capture with photo stills the pride and natural confidence that these young growers gain while working in their gardens and processing their food. Other students who have not yet had the opportunity to be cultivating a communal garden can view my photographs and in turn become enthused to begin their own garden experience. This is a crucial part of my work: art being inspiration.