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School Gardens

Getting Started

The list below is based on Creating and Growing Edible Schoolyards from Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program and Starting and Maintaining a School Garden from the National Farm to School Network.

Other Recommended Resources

SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) — Connect with a SNAP-Ed educator to kickstart a collaborative effort.

School Garden Crops: Top Ten Vegetables to Harvest During the School Year (371 K PDF) — University of Minnesota

School GardensMinnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program — 2011 webinar.

Got DirtWisconsin Department of Health Services — Webinars and toolkit.

Steps to a School GardenCalifornia School Garden Network — Resources for each step of managing your school garden.

School Garden Sustainability PlanCornell University — This worksheet can give you an idea of all the elements to have in place for a school garden that continues year after year.

School GardeningKidsGardening — Guides and activities.

School Garden ResourcesLife Lab — Curricula and resources.

Incorporating School Garden Language into a School Wellness PolicyCommunity Groundworks — Recommendations for school wellness policy language to promote student health.

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