Get Started with an On-Site Garden

Looking to start a new garden project? You’re in the right place for resources and tips on how to build a sustainable, educational, and empowering place for students. Check out the links below!

Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms, Life Lab

This comprehensive guide reviews how to built schoolwide support, select a site, and sustain the garden over time.

School Garden Wizard, The National Botanic Garden

A website to help you make the case for a school garden, plan for success, create your project, learn in the garden, and keep it growing!

A Taste of Gardening, University of Illinois Extension

Step by step basics on how to keep a garden flourishing.

My First Garden, University of IL Extension

This learning module is geared for 4th grade learners to help them explore the fundamental knowledge needed to grow a garden, then plan and execute their own project!