Tips for Starting a School Garden

Garden tip sheet, grades 3–12

Where Do I Begin?

Below are a few tips about getting support, planning for a school garden, creating a budget, and finding funding. Once your garden is growing, be sure to check out Nature Works Everywhere videos, lesson plans, and garden activity guides that will help you teach your students the science behind how nature works for people.

Getting Started

Supplies and Budgeting

Where’s the Money? Finding Grants

Writing a Proposal

Now What?


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Published August 2014, updated July 2016