SGSOs Unite!

Since 2012, we have facilitated School Garden Support Organization networking dinners and gatherings at like-minded national conferences.
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School Garden Support Organizations Unite! Networking Dinner and Meeting @ Farm to Cafeteria Conference Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday,  April 22, 2020   6-9pm   

Strengthening the Movement for Sustaining Regional-Based School Garden Programs

This event is open to all 2020 Farm to Cafeteria Conference registrants and requires separate registration from the Farm to Cafeteria Conference.

At no other time in the school garden movement have there been so many support organizations for school garden development. Across the nation foundations, non-profit, school district, state, and university programs are working to institutionalize school gardens in their regions. Join school garden support organizations from across the nation to discuss strategies for building and maintaining multiple gardens, creating sustainable funding streams, program assessment and evaluation, school integration, and training school garden educators.

This event is hosted by the School Garden Support Organization Network with sponsorship provided by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation.

Register Here $10 
Includes Dinner, Drinks, and Good People!

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School Garden Support Organizations Unite! Networking Dinner and Meeting @ AHS National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium, Santa Cruz, CA
July 7, 2020  – Details TBA


Past Gatherings

July 10, 2019 – School Garden Support Organizations Unite! as part of the American Horticulture Society’s National Youth Gardening Symposium in Madison WI

April 26, 2018 –  
School Garden Support Organizations Unite! Networking Dinner and Meeting as part of the 9th Farm to Cafeteria Conference

July 14, 2017 at 1:30pm – AHS Youth Gardening Symposium – Portland, OR


March 29, 2017 – California Farm to School and Garden Conference Networking session of CA School Garden Support Organizations – identifying common needs and networking goals for CA School Garden Support Organizations.

June 2016 – Madison, Wisconsin School Garden Support Organizations Unite! Strengthening the Movement for Sustaining Regional-Based School Garden Program
A Pre-Conference Gathering of the National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, Madison, WI June 2nd, 2016
Notes from our gathering are posted on our forum.

July 2015 – Austin, TexasAmerican Horticulture Society Youth Gardening Symposium July 9-11, 2015 Austin, TexasSustaining Garden-Based Learning in Public Schools – Seeds of Change Workshop Presentation from 2015 NCYGSNCYGS Notes from the “Policies to Support School Gardens” Group in Austin, TXNCYGS Notes from the Garden To Cafeteria Breakout

April 2014 – Austin, Texas National Farm to Cafeteria Conference April 15-18, 2014 Austin, TexasView notes from School Garden Support Organizations Unite!, a preconfernce gaterhing that we hosted at the 2014 National Farm to Cafeteria Conference.

July 2013 – Denver, ColoradoAmerican Horticulture Society Youth Gardening Symposium July 11-13, 2013, Denver, ColoradoWorkshops on Regional Support Model Development:

  • A2 | Cultivating a Successful School Garden Network: Notes from Washington D.C.
  • D6 | Developing Curriculum Resources and Networking for School Gardens: A Model
  • E2 | Creating Proactive Policies for School Gardens
  • G4 | Creating Sustainable Schoolyards in the Philadelphia School System