Plant a Garden
Level of Effort
Get your hands dirty by building raised bed gardens, and planting flowers, herbs or vegetables with students at a school in your community. You can use planting a garden with students as an opportunity to teach lessons about plant cycles and the environment, as well as teamwork, responsibility and nutritional values.
Contact the principal of the school in your community that you’re interested in working with and tell them about the value of school gardens to secure their participation.
- Find out what makes sense to grow at or around your school by visiting local nurseries. Do a little online digging to connect to local master gardeners via the American Horticultural Society.
- Get kids involved in creating a school garden.
- Look into school garden funding sources. Reach out local companies to donate materials such as soil or gardening equipment
Visit the Let’s Move program to learn how to create a garden that promotes healthy eating habits.