Youth Gardens

Youth and school gardens in the U.S. and Canada.

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School Native-Plant Garden

INDIANAPOLIS, IN About the native-plant garden at Cold Spring Environmental Magnet School.  With Wendy Ford.  Produced by The Nature Conservancy. Get Wild, Go Native! Native gardening is good for our air, our water and us. Join our “Go Native” group to learn about all of the ways you can “Get Wild” in your life! Sign …Read more »

Columbus Foundation: Highland Youth Garden

COLUMBUS, OHIO Throughout Columbus, impressive community gardens are thriving and bringing people together. These numerous gardens are helping build civic pride and beautify neighborhoods. Inspiring people fill the ranks of community gardeners. One such Columbus resident, Peggy Murphy, started the Highland Youth Garden in the Hilltop area four years ago.

A Vision in Youth Gardening Leadership: Ground Up Organics

SEATTLE, WA Ground Up Organics is a Seattle-based project of the organization Creatives for Community or C4C. Its focus is on teaching teenagers to be leaders in the green revolution and specifically in urban organic agriculture. This story originally aired on The Seattle Channel program “City Stream.” I filmed and edited it while Penny Legate …Read more »

Washington Youth Garden Trailer

WASHINGTON, D.C. Washington Youth Garden at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC is DC Farm-to-School Approved! DC Greens encourages District teachers to engage their students in farm-based learning. To aid in their search for programs that provide a rich educational experience we have developed an assessment tool – the DC Farm to School Stamp …Read more »

Ponca City YMCA Youth Garden

PONCA CITY, OK From Oklahoma State’s “Oklahoma Gardening.” Published 9/26/15. Assistant Extension Specialist Shelly Mitchell travels to Ponca City to see the Ponca City YMCA Youth Garden, a winner in the 2015 Viewers’ Garden Contest. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube channel for more info.

Meet the Woman behind Seattle Youth Garden Works

SEATTLE, WA Seattle Tilth is very proud to be home to Seattle Youth Garden Works, an urban farm training program for underserved young people. Many of these youth are unstably housed or homeless, navigating the juvenile justice system, or facing other incredible challenges. This is their chance to start anew. Watch Suez share her powerful …Read more »

Garden-Based Learning at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Video about the Walter Bracken STEAM Academy.  Published on Feb 18, 2016: “From fairy gardens to garden towers, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy transformed its school grounds into a student-centered, garden-learning wonderland.”

Starting a School Garden

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: Chrissa Carlson, the Garden and Nutrition Educator at Baltimore’s Hampstead Hill Academy, shows us the steps needed to start a school garden. In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Chrissa shares her school garden knowledge and experience with UME’s Jon Traunfeld. Stay tuned for Part 2 that will cover “Components of a Successful …Read more »

A School Community Garden

SAN DIEGO, CA: From San Diego’s gardening TV show “A Growing Passion.” Garden expert Nan Sterman takes us to a garden grown and tended by elementary school students. They’re not just growing vegetables, they’re growing community!