School Garden Network

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Mission Statement

School Garden Network grows healthy students, families, schools, and communities ​ through garden-based education.

Description

Since its inception in 2003, SGN has awarded over $260,000 in grant funding to 60 local schools. Fundraising and outreach for these programs continue to be top priorities. ​​ Our Schoolyard Habitat Program to date has awarded over $80,000 in installation funding, and provided a total of 720 hours of consultation to 18 schools to make sure these projects were ecologically sound, well supported, and integrated into classroom instruction.
We allocated $20,000 dollars to 7 local schools deeply impacted by the 2017 wildfires and 2019 flooding. The recipients were: 
1.  Reibli Elementary School 2. Pathways Charter 3. Boys and Girls Club of Windsor  4. Mark West Community Preschool  5. Dunbar Elementary School  6. Guerneville Elementary School 7.  Steele Lane Elementary School

Program Details


  • Heirloom Seed Expo- Organize Kids Pavilion where school gardens are on displays, coordinate transportation stipends for schools, and organize the silent auction.
  • School Partner Program- Free opportunity for schools to networking within the school garden community, access to free seeds & plants,  and receive discounts from local business partnerships and on SGN workshops.
  • School Garden Apprenticeship – A summer program where teens obtain training and employment by participating in the Water Wise irrigation installations and providing garden maintenance to schools.
  • SchoolYard Habitat– In partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Services, SGN provides consulting and funding for habitat projects at school sites
  • WaterWise Mini-Grants– In partnership with Harmony Farm Supply, we offer eligible schools  free irrigation design, installation support and up to $400 in funding for a drip irrigation system.
  • Healthy Roots-We provide school garden and nutrition mentoring, nutrition workshops for students & families, local farm tours, consultations, curriculum support, and more.
  • Garden Coordinator Gatherings- We host seasonal gatherings as a opportunity for the school garden community to come together to share experiences, best practices, recipes, curriculum, activities, lessons and more.
Primary Issue
Food
Secondary Issue
Land
Address
P.O. Box 1367
Sebastopol, CA 95473
United States
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