Garden Resources from Around the Country

Here are some other organizations across the country that we rely on for support, inspiration, and supplies!

Garden Education Programs

The Edible Schoolyard Project
The original Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley has created an incredible resource with ideas for your school gardens submitted by ESY Berkeley and school garden programs around the world.

City Sprouts
Another non-profit that focuses on bringing school gardens to public schools in the Boston area.

The Kitchen Community
The Kitchen Community is building a nation-wide network of Learning Gardens in schools around the country. Check out their Teaching Resources, including garden skills resources, lessons, and a video library.

School Garden Grants and Funding

Champion Schools award a mini-grant to programs that celebrate and reward schools for leading new or existing programs to improve children’s health.

Whole Kids Foundation has 8 types of school garden grants available including Learning Garden support and Salad Bar installs!

Annie’s Garden Funder A crowd-funding tool that allows for schools to raise money online for their school garden project.

Garden ABCs This is a wonderful collection of the most up to date garden related grant opportunities.

Kids Gardening Grants This website posts and updates school garden grant opportunities throughout the year.

Seed & Amendment Suppliers

There are many wonderful places to get seeds. Here are the main sources that we use for our school gardens:

Johnny’s Selected Seeds 

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

Fedco Coop Garden Supplies

High Mowing Organic Seeds

Seed Savers Exchange

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Ohio Earth Food

Our Favorite Garden Tools & Supplies

Montessori Services
We purchase our colorful, child-size watering cans from this great company, which also carries well-made child-sized cooking and science materials.

Go Gloves
The bamboo-coated child-size (XS) gloves from this company are tough, easy to put on and machine washable.

Rite in the Rain
Rite in the Rain produces garden log books with waterproof paper and ink great for taking garden notes in any weather.

World Centric
We purchase compostable sample cups, plates and utensils from this eco-minded organization.

Recommended Garden Educator Reading and Curriculum

How to Grow a School Garden by Bucklin-Sporer and Pringle
A complete guide for parents and teachers interested in creating a sustainable school garden education program.

Interactive lessons to connect students, curriculum and the natural world. Lessons for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Growing Food
Inquiry-based food-focused science lessons and worksheet for upper elementary students.

The Growing Classroom by Jaffe and Appel
A teacher resource with year-long garden-based science lessons for grades 2 through 6.

Gardening with Children by Brooklyn Botanic Garden
A concise, colorful guide to nature and food-centered activities for elementary students.