Mission Statement

To ensure all kids have a garden in which to play, learn, and grow.


Gardening changes and improves kids’ lives, their communities, and the planet. KidsGardening has been a leader in the youth gardening movement since launching the Youth Garden Grant in 1982, the first and longest running program of its kind.
As a national nonprofit, we inspire and support garden educators, volunteers, and families by offering grants, original educational resources, and by cultivating a community of practice. Garden-based learning improves nutritional attitudes and educational outcomes, enhances social and emotional learning, and gives rise to environmental stewardship in youth across the country. We envision generations of happier, healthier kids learning in the garden and connecting to nature.

Program Details

Grants-Our grant administration work delivers much-needed funding to schools and youth programs across the country to get more kids learning through the garden. We develop grant programs, invite schools and youth programs to apply, evaluate those applications, awards funds, and support schools to build new or sustain existing learning garden programs
Educational Programming- For 30+ years we have developed relevant, high quality educational materials—from curricula to lesson plans, activities, and growing guides—offered free to educators and parents across the country.
Chrysalis- Chrysalis is a game-changing online collaborative learning platform to connect youth garden leaders across the country with access to networking, peer learning, resources, and funding. (Launching Fall 2020)
Primary Issue
I32 Intervale Road
Burlington, VT 05401
United States
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