Rising Sun Farm & Garden is part of the Patterson Joint Unified School District providing students from Patterson, Newman Crows Landing School District and surrounding communities a life skill development program for young adults with special needs, ages 18-22.
Our program is built around our gardens and greenhouse, especially our lavender field. We produce a variety of lavender and body care products using the bounty from our field. The lavender buds in our products, the herbs, succulents and other plants we sell are grown by our students. Many of our students have also learned to sew and crochet, manage inventory and staff our booth at Craft Fairs and Farmers Markets.