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School Gardens

According to the 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Census, 198 Minnesota schools are growing edible gardens. Let's work together to maintain the existing gardens and plant a hundred more.

Getting Started

Tools and guides to start a school garden in your community.

Food Safety

Best practices and online resources for healthy and safe food.


Lesson plans and hands-on activities.

Local Resources

Find helpful links to local gardening resources.

Related Resources

School Gardens: Video IntroductionJeffers Foundation — Jeffers Foundation loves to share great examples of nature-based education, and these videos have been created in that spirit.

School and Preschool GardensUSDA Healthy Meals Resource System — Children have added motivation to eat fruits and vegetables that they helped to grow! Find resources to start and maintain a school garden, and to connect the garden with the classroom.

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