“I learned a lot about gardening, and I have started my own garden with my grandfather, so I would just like to say thank you for all you did.” Taylor, grade 4

Granny’s turns school grounds into vibrant Schoolyard Nature Gardens with flower and food gardens, gathering spaces, and a nature trail. Then we provide the infrastructure, personnel, volunteers, integrated curriculum and project management to turn school grounds into educational tools teachers will use.

Granny’s Garden School provides a complete package of services that include:

design, creation, installation, management and year-round maintenance of educational vegetable and flower gardens, learning centers and nature trails on school grounds.

Our comprehensive outdoor education program includes:

  • An educational package with:
    • A 20 week in-school, plant based environmental education program.
    • Customized curriculum and lesson plans aligned with both district and state requirements.
    • Trained Garden Educators who prepare and teach lessons with classroom teacher assistance.
  • We provide garden staff who are experienced with maintaining educational gardens.
  • We recruit and manage groups of volunteers (high school/college, corporate groups) who provide the labor for year-round maintenance.
  • We recruit and schedule parent volunteers to assist when classes are in the gardens.
  • We provide all supplies.
  • We offer summer and afterschool programs.
  • We host Fall Harvest Celebration (an open house) to share the gardens with the community.
  • We encourage students to garden at home with their families through the Granny’s Kids Garden Club.
  • We maintain an extensive website where we share our knowledge, experience, lesson plans and resources with other school garden program developers around the country – free of charge.

Granny’s Garden School is an efficient, cost-effective organization that is known for getting the most out of every resource at our disposal.  Most of our supply and service needs are met with in-kind donations.