Basics of Developing a School Garden
Who to Involve and How to Gain Support
"Parents and families will become interested in school gardens if they can see the value for their children. Individual parents may act as volunteers, helping with garden work. Families can be a market for school produce. They can help with children’s “garden homework”, visit the garden and participate in talks, demonstrations, food fairs, celebrations or presentations."
From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, "Setting Up and Running a School Garden"
Benefits of a School Garden
How to Fund a School Garden
Sustaining a School Garden
"Don't be afraid to start small and build. If what you do intially is well received, you'll build support and interest. Form [a] committee of teachers to determine how they might use gardens."
"I was overwhelmed with how much has to be done to build a garden large enough for the school. I finally figured out I had to take one small step at a time. Once there were visible signs, such as landscape timbers, people began asking what they could do to help."
From "10 Challenges to Sustaining a School Garden, with Ideas on How to Meet Them" as presented by the Friends of Burlington Gardens & the Vermont Community Garden Network