School Garden Network
The mission of the School Garden Network is to grow healthy students, families, schools and communities through garden-based learning. We see school gardens as an extension of the classroom, where all subjects intersect and children engage in hands-on learning. Children need connection and support, and the garden is a safe and healing place to be. The garden teaches children how to grow and prepare fresh foods; it teaches them what grows seasonally and how our food system functions. It is in a school garden that students learn about plant and animal lifecycles. It is here that they watch a healthy plant grow from a tiny seed, and watch the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. The garden is a place to study the carbon in our soil, the purity of our water, and to track weather. The garden inspires climate action and climate solutions.