Our school garden program helps children to connect with nature, grow food and learn science. Donate now to support tomorrow’s environmental leaders.

Using our curriculum and garden services, 182 teachers at 19 schools brought 4,000+ students out to their school gardens in 2021. Read our Year in Review. We’re gearing up to do it again in 2022 with many program improvements including:

  • New training for teachers and parent volunteers
  • More garden-based learning for low income students
  • Improved lesson plans with more gardening tasks, veggie tasting and environmental science content
  • Increased focus on climate-stabilizing gardening practices

School Gardens benefit children’s health, education and environment.

Increases academic engagement

Research shows that outdoor classrooms refuel students for learning when they return to their regular classroom. Students who learn in outdoor settings become better thinkers. A majority of our teachers report that students are more engaged and better understand content when they learn in the garden.

Improves physical and mental wellness

Garden-based learning has positive impacts on the physical and mental health of children by increasing physical activity, improving states of mind, teaching important nutrition concepts, and exposing them to new fruits and vegetables which they are then more likely to eat.

Develops environmental stewardship

Garden-based learning fosters a connection to nature, an understanding of important ecological concepts, and an ethic of environmental stewardship. This will prepare students to solve our greatest environmental challenges. Learn more about our Climate Victory Garden methods.

See our program in action and hear from kids how much they love it!

Thank you Earth Coast Productions for capturing our little farmers in action!

5,500 students at 19 elementary schools in Colorado
1,500 students on the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program
89% of our students tell us they have tried a new fresh fruit or vegetable through our program
90% of our students understand their science curriculum better through hands-on lessons in the garden

Our school has unanimously chosen year after year to renew our contract with Garden to Table because of the quality of support they offer, the benefit to students and the ease of use for teachers.

Amber Billington, Fireside Elementary 3rd grade teacher