School gardens help in many ways. One way that we can all agree on is that they provide food that improves a child’s diet and can influence their food choices. This school garden checklist will touch all the important points for preparing your own school garden. To help design your school garden, including help in identifying available space, use USDA’s School Garden Checklist. Feed Our Future encourages students to share their ideas and include them in every step of the way. By doing this, it will instill a sense of ownership, pride, and responsibility.