Getting Started

 

 

School gardens provide a dynamic environment where classroom lessons come to life. Gardens allow students to apply what they learn and see the resultsUse the resources below to find what you need to know about how to start a garden at your school or youth center.

Successful school gardens have been initiated by parents, teachers, science coordinators, administrators and parent groups. Getting started with the right ingredients is the key to success in your first growing season.

 

See also, Getting Started in the Community Garden section since many of the materials, considerations and planning are the same for school gardens.

 

 


FEATURED SCHOOL GARDENS
UHI Teaching Garden at Gregory-Lincoln Educ. Center

Volunteer times for the Urban Harvest Teaching Garden

September:

Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00am at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center 1101 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019

This is a great volunteer activity for parents and their school-age children, teens looking for community service hours & neighbors who want to improve their "hands on" gardening skill! Activities include cultivating, planting & harvesting. Individual volunteers are welcome to show up during hours listed. 

Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, hat and bring a reusable water bottle. 

To volunteer with groups of five or more, please email our volunteer coordinator or call 713.880.5540. 

See tips in how to Rescue Your Garden From Water Logged Soils.