Improving the Restorative Garden and Learning Center


San Juan Capistrano Rotary members provided the labor to install multiple planters for the Restorative Garden and Learning Center. Thanks to a Matching Grant from Rotary International, the funds were used to purchase nine metal planters, gravel and compost. This new project continues to develop CRGLC by extending the planters (stock tanks) out into the common area of the garden and along the fence lines. It will offer more students opportunities to use the area as a work site and therapeutic area.


CRGLC is a garden and learning center for students from the following programs within Capistrano Unified School District:

  • Adult Transition Program

  • Bridges Community Day School

  • Continued Learning Adult Special Services.

Twelve SJC Rotary members, along with CRGLC volunteers, set the planters within the garden and backfilled them with gravel and compost.


CRGLC serves as a work site for community based activities and a therapeutic area for students with special needs, grades 9-12 and continuing adult learners. SJC Rotarians have supported the programs in the past and to volunteer their services to the program.