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
School Garden Support Organization Network Frequently Asked Questions:
What does the SGSO Network do and how can I get involved?
Who runs the SGSO Network?
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.