Are you a teacher or a principal interested in starting a program at your school? City Blossoms can assist you with this journey and also work with your students to create a stronger community at your school. If you would like to learn more about what we can do, please take a look at our “What We Offer” page. If you would like to speak with us, please contact Lola at firstname.lastname@example.org and in the mean time take a look at our toolkit below.
How to Start a School Garden: A Toolkit
Last year City Blossoms had a wonderful time working with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization that addresses childhood obesity. As part of this project City Blossoms has put together a beginner’s guide for starting a school garden including:
- Tips for planning a school garden & hosting a successful build day
- Ways to tie a school garden to healthy eating, physical activity & core curriculum
- Examples of schools with successful garden projects
For a PDF copy of the guide click here.
As part of this project we are also working with 10 Washington D.C. schools to design on-site gardens, organize volunteer-powered build days and provide professional development opportunities for teachers. Visit our projects page for photos of these and our other gardening projects.