Youth Gardens

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

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Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Mike Nowak’s “Dig in Chicago” takes us to the Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden.

Gardening with Kids

WHEATON, MARYLAND At Brookside Gardens, Ellen Hartranft discusses some fun ideas for getting kids excited about gardening.

The Family Garden at Johnson Wildflower Center

AUSTIN, TX At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In November 2015, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center received the John Covert Watson Award for Vision from the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin. This short video was produced to show how the center’s new Luci and Ian Family Garden is transforming the center and …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!

Master Gardeners Youth Program

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Youth Garden at White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring, Md. Produced by the Montgomery County County Council.

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 »

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 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 »

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.