About us

The idea of a national dialogue for school garden support professionals was proposed at an Open Space Session of the 2012 Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Burlington Vermont. Since that time we have developed this simple website, forum, and are creating dialogue at national gatherings.

There is no "one way" to sustain school gardening programs. By sharing resources and dialogue we hope to eliminate redundancy and help facilitate regional-based school garden program development.

Learn more about the Regional Support Model Concept by viewing a powerpoint presented at two past national conferences.

National School Garden Network FAQ.


Advisory Committee

  • John Fisher – Life Lab – Santa Cruz, CA
  • Carol Hillhouse – UC Davis School Gardening Program – Davis, CA
  • Sam Ullery – DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education School Garden Program – Washington, DC
  • Nathan Larson – Community Groundworks – Madison, WI
  • Stephanie Kichler – The Kitchen Community - Boulder, CO
  • Bill Whitcom – Whitson’s Culinary Group – New York
  • Hannah Piercey – Edible Schoolyard Project – Berkeley, CA
  • Jim Dyer – National Farm to School Network
  • Erica Curry – FoodCorps - Portland, OR
  • Kyla Van Deusen – Captain Planet Foundation – Atlanta, GA
  • Andy Nowak  Slow Food USA National School Garden Program – Denver, CO
  • Rachel Pringle  Education Outside  San Francisco, CA
  • Maree Gaetani – Kidsgardening.org Inc. – Burlington, VT
  • Tegan Bernstein  USDA – Mid-Atlantic
  • Tristana Pirkl –  Whole Kids Foundation –  Austin, TX

July 9, 2013 - Press Release: National School Garden Network Brings School Garden Professionals Together


For press inquires or to discuss supporting our network contact John Fisher at 831.325.1656 or email gardendirector@lifelab.org

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