How to Grow

As Close to the Source As You Can Get

With careful planning and management, a school garden project can reap many rewards. Administrators, students, teachers, parents, school food service professionals, and other community members all work together to establish and maintain a garden.

The Collective School Garden Network outlines all of the steps to planning, planting, and growing.

1. Encourage

State your case for establishing a school garden project

2. Plan

Plan and fund your garden

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3. Work

Plant an edible garden

4. Learn

Teach in the garden

5. Enjoy

Eat fresh, nutritious food

6. Share

Promote, network & assess

How can I get my school involved?

Feed Our Future helps you gather all the seeds you need to grow your school garden.

School Garden Experts

Check the Speakers & Demos page for school garden experts and other supportive farm to school advocates.

Research & Assess

Learn what steps your school can take to start its own garden.

Reach Out

Not sure where to start?
Feed Our Future is here to help.