Dedicated to socio-environmental, educational, and food justice
Who We Are
The Orchard Community Learning Center (OCLC) is a place for community to gather, an educational center for youth, and a working farm. Our community possesses the rich “funds of knowledge” and cultural wealth that are the best resources to address society’s systemic issues. The OCLC’s projects are designed to honor and demand respect for this cultural wealth.
What We Do
The Orchard provides experiential education, resources, and joins in partnerships to promote healthy lifestyles in South Phoenix. Organizations, students, and families gather to learn, work, and develop relationships. Our service is actualized in 3 areas; Farm-to-Table, Community Conversations, and STEA²M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Agriculture, and Math).