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School Gardens

According to the USDA Farm to School Census, there are 86 school gardens in Minnesota. We can work together to make sure that we can maintain existing gardens and plant 100 more. There are many resources for your work in the list below.


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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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