School gardens provide a dynamic environment where classroom lessons come to life. Gardens allow students to apply what they learn and see the results. Use 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.
- Take the "Starting a Community/School Garden" class
- Information on Getting Started at your School
- How Urban Harvest Can Help
- The Importance of Being Organic
See also, Getting Started in the Community Garden section since many of the materials, considerations and planning are the same for school gardens.
Volunteer times for the Urban Harvest Teaching Garden:
SUMMER: July & August 2017
Every Thursday, 9am-12pm
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 skills! Activities include cultivating, planting & harvesting. Individual volunteers are welcome to show up during hours listed. Gregory-Lincoln Education Center, 1101 Taft St.
Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, hat and bring a reusable water bottle.
To volunteer with groups of five or more, please email us or call 713.880.5540.