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A Garden in Every School

In collaboration with organizations and individuals throughout California, the Garden in Every School Program promotes linkages among the school classroom, school cafeteria, local agriculture, waste management, and others.

Program Information

Classroom Cooking (Coming Soon)
Support academic standards through cooking in the classroom.

Safety in the Garden
Gardening is fun and can be a great way to get students interested in learning! But first consider these safety issues.

School Garden Program Overview | DOC
An overview of the school garden program including its impact on children's health, nutrition, and academic achievement.

School Garden Program Vision Statement | PDF
A color flyer of the school garden program vision statement to be used for posting and disseminating.

Additional Resources

A Child's Garden of Standards: Linking School Gardens to California Education Standards links garden-based education activities selected from several published educational materials to specific academic content standards for grades two through six in science, history/social sciences, mathematics, and English language arts. Free download version (PDF; 5MB).

The California Department of Education is a founding partner of the California School Garden Network External link opens in new window or tab. . The CSGN's mission is to create and sustain California school gardens in order to enhance academic achievement, a healthy lifestyle, environmental stewardship, and community and social development.

Questions:   Education and Nutrition Policy Unit | 800-952-5609
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