“ Chamomile smells like sunshine and happiness!”–Garden Club participant
“My son loves Garden Club . He’s always coming home talking about the salad you eat. I never can get him to try salad!” –Parent of a Garden Club Participant
- A total of 3,794 Kindergarten through eighth grade students participated in 33,481 garden-based learning hours during the school day at 9 schools. This curriculum is tied to Next Generation Science Standards.
- 394 elementary aged students participated in after-school and summer Youth Grow garden clubs and camps for a total of 5414 learning hours dedicated to hands-on food gardening activities.
- 63% of Garden Club students report an increase in number of vegetables “liked” as reported on a “veggie vote” survey.
- 100% of participating teachers reported increased their level of garden based education with students in comparison to the previous school year.
- 95% of teachers “observed garden-based learning enhancing students’ academic growth in core subjects”
- 100% agreed that “garden-based learning experiences connected to the grade-level curriculum”
- 2,198 children and 2,114 adults participated in events learning about healthy cooking, snacking and eating and food gardening.
- Over 100 volunteers donated 1000 total hours assisting with after-school Youth Grow clubs, garden maintenance and more.
- 212 pounds of school grown food was harvested and served in school cafeterias
- 133 classroom teachers collaborated with our Garden Educators to take their students out to the garden.
- 8 teachers participated in our Garden Based Professional Learning Community, bringing integrated garden education to 272 students.
- 28 people graduated from our School Garden Coordinator Certificate Training in 2017, receiving 35 hours of training.