School & Community Gardening
Minigarden in the Community
Minigarden believes that gardening join peoples together through our common bond with nature, is dedicated to bringing the joys of gardening and leading a healthy lifestyle to communities across the United States and Canada.
School gardening is growing in popularity across North America. By helping children understand where their food comes from, school gardens are planting the seed for the next generation of urban gardeners, all while providing a comprehensive, interactive learning experience. There are many national and local school gardening associations and networks that help schools integrate gardening into their curricula by providing sample lesson plans, resources, and a forum for discussion. Check out some of these great organizations:
There are many other locally based school gardening organizations and networks in Canada – too many for us to share here! A quick online search will connect you with a group in your area.
Community gardens are cropping up across the continent, and they’re a great way for families or gardeners with limited space to connect with their community and with nature.
For more information on community gardening or to find a community garden in your area, take a look at the American Community Gardening Association. They support community gardening initiatives across America and Canada, and are a valuable resource for information on community gardening and other programs.