Granny’s Garden School was founded in 2002 by a grandmother with a vision to create teaching gardens at Loveland Primary School where her grandchildren were in the first and second grades.  The program took off and today is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.  Video – Introduction to Granny’s Garden School

The program is in four schools, three in Loveland and one (Stewart Elementary) in the Princeton School District.  We developed 160 vegetable gardens, lots of flower gardens and three nature trails that we use in teaching 2,000, Pk-4th grade students each week.

Then we provide the infrastructure, garden educators, volunteers and other support personnel, integrated curriculum and project management to make it possible for classroom teachers to make use of this valuable resource.  All of this at no charge to the school districts.

Along the way, Granny’s was also the inspiration for a number of garden programs in this area, including The Rothenberg Roof Gardens in Over the Rhine and others throughout the region and across the country. Next Educator Training, June 6th – 10th.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.