Coming April 2022
Growing School Gardens Summit
A Gathering to Inform, Inspire and Invigorate the School Garden Movement
Grand Hyatt Denver ~ Denver, Colorado
Created by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in Collaboration with Life Lab,
and the School Garden Support Organization Network
Join Us for the Growing School Gardens Summit
Join 400 school garden leaders and educators from across the country at the inaugural Growing School Gardens Summit in Denver to elevate the national school garden movement so that we can create vibrant school gardens for ALL children in the United States. As the first-ever national summit entirely focused on school gardening, this gathering will unite garden and nutrition educators, and organizations interested in collective action to promote sustainable school gardens. Created by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in collaboration with Life Lab and support from the School Garden Support Organization Network, the summit will provide attendees with new knowledge, technical skills, and resources, along with a feeling of being welcomed, nurtured and inspired.
Pollinating a Thriving School Garden Community
Inspired by the words of Jane Wei-Skillern, we aim “to build constellations not stars” in the school garden movement. Through this national gathering, we will cross-pollinate each other’s work with peer-to-peer networking, best-practice sharing, and resources to grow and sustain the school garden movement.
Key Areas We Will Explore
- Teaching in the Garden – Curriculum & Instruction Models
- School Gardens for Student Wellness & Nutrition Education
- Assessing & Sharing Program Impacts
- School Garden Maintenance and Design
- Resilient Program Models – Sustaining & Institutionalizing School Gardens
- Professional Development – Training Garden Educators
- Connecting to Communities Beyond the School Garden Gates
- Collective Action to Advance the School Garden Movement
The Growing School Gardens Summit is supported by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation. Additional sponsorship opportunities to be announced.