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New School Gardens for a Thousand Minnesota Youth


Implement at least three new school gardens in the CRSDP region. Staff from these schools have completed the School Garden 101 training and have developed a garden plan. Participating schools will successfully implement and sustain planned school garden projects that support student learning and access to fresh food.



  1. Training for hosts of SG101 (14 locations) and for Master Gardener lecture presenters
  2. School Garden 101 training is provided to schools across Minnesota
  3. Schools complete the School Garden 101 training
  4. School garden descriptions are provided to the RSDP partnerships to choose candidates for funding
  5. Awards from RSDP to schools to create new school gardens are announced
  6. Schools utilize award funds to build school gardens
  7. Schools provide project evaluation and host a tour for the partnerships of the garden


  1. 15 new school gardens will be built in Greater Minnesota.
  2. Over 1000 students will be engaged in the process of garden creation and maintenance. They will participate in educational activities in the outdoor garden classroom.
  3. Schools will strengthen relationships with University of Minnesota and other community partners to build long-term support for garden success.



Leveraged resources

4-H Grant - $5,250
Wadena County Public Health

Last updated 10-29-2014
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