The School Garden Support Organization Network is made up of organizations and individuals that support multiple school garden programs at a regional, school district, or state level. By sharing resources and encouraging dialogue among school garden support professionals we hope to eliminate redundancy and help facilitate regional-based school garden program development.

Advisory Committee Organizations

KidsGardening – National

FoodCorps – National

Farm to Cafeteria – Canada

Rooted – Madison, WI

Big Green – National

Sprouts Healthy Community Foundation – National

Wisconsin School Garden Network

Office of the State Superintendent of Schools – Washington DC

Edible Schoolyard Project – National

City Blossoms – Washington, DC

Whole Kids Foundation – National

Whitsons Culinary Group – North East

Captain Planet Foundation – National

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Slow Food USA National School Garden Program

Life Lab – Santa Cruz, CA

National Farm to School Network

SGSO Peer to Peer

School Garden Support Organization Network Frequently Asked Questions:

What does the SGSO Network do and how can I get involved?

We create peer to peer learning opportunities for SGSOs through webinars, in-person gatherings, and an online forum. Join our email list to be informed of upcoming webinars and gatherings. Join our on-line forum to join the dialogue on topics related to supporting school gardens.

Who runs the SGSO Network?

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Network activities are managed by a Leadership and Advisory Committees with programming support from the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation

Who does the SGSO Network serve?

Our network is made up of organizations and individuals that support multiple school gardens. The SGSOs that participate in our network support school gardens in a variety of ways and for a variety of student outcomes. Our point of intersection is that we value the benefits that school gardens can provide to all students and school communities.

When was the SGSO Network formed?

The idea of a national dialogue for school garden support professionals was proposed at an Open Space Session of the 2012 Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Burlington Vermont. Since that time we have developed this simple website, forum, and are creating dialogue at national gatherings.