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School Gardens

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Census, 89 Minnesota schools are growing edible gardens. Let's work together to maintain the existing gardens and plant a hundred more.


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Getting Started

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

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Lesson plans and hands-on activities.



See an example of a successful school garden project.

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Food Safety

Best practices and online resources for healthy and safe food.

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Local Resources

Find helpful links to local gardening resources.

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School Garden Research

Learn how Extension educators have increased awareness of garden-based learning programs.

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