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What is the School Garden Support Organization Network? 

We are a network comprised of organizations and individuals that support multiple school garden programs at a regional, school district, or state level.

What does the School Garden Support Organization Network do?

We host an online forum for school garden support professionals to share resources and ideas.

We carry the conversation of regional school garden support to existing national gatherings by proposing workshop sessions and events for school garden support professionals.

What type of information is being shared?

Being an online forum our content is purely driven by users. We have created the following topic categories (tags) to help direct conversation and provide structure to the forum.

Funding and Budgeting

Research and Assessment

Training and Staffing Garden Educators

Garden to Cafeteria

Policies to Support School Gardens

Program Management - Running Regional or Statewide Programs

Creating and Managing Garden Sites

Curricula and Instructional Resources

Announcements - Miscellaneous

Using Google Groups allows for a free and flexible online forum that archives discussions, attachments, and weblinks. You will need a Google Account to post or reply to the forum.

How can I support these efforts?

Join the dialogue! via upcoming webinars or join our forum.

How is the SGSO Network Funded?

We are ran by inkind contributions of our Advisory Committee who volunteer to take on network functions.

The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation supports general network operations through an impact partner grant to Life Lab who assumes a leadership role in SGSO network activities. Additionally SHCF is the primary funder for the first ever National SGSO Conference - April 2021, Denver, CO.

The Whole Kids Foundation supports an annual weeklong SGSO leadership institute.

We seek additional funding to:

  • Further develop our strategic plan

  • Conduct a nationwide school garden survey

  • Map school garden support organizations across the nation via the Edible Schoolyard's Network

Contact John Fisher at (831) 471-7831 or gardendirector@lifelab.org to discuss supporting regional school garden development.