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

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.