Granny's Garden School is a
that develops and manages garden and
nature based programs on elementary
Our flag ship program serves all of
the first through fourth grade
students (~1,500) in the public
school district in Loveland, OH. It
includes more than 110 vegetable
gardens, many flower gardens and a ¾
mile nature trail. This is one
of the largest and most
comprehensive school garden programs
in the country.
School uses thirteen years of
hands-on school garden experience to
provide elementary schools with a
complete package of school garden
development and management services
Development and year around
management of educational food
and flower gardens and nature
trails on school's grounds.
Trained professional Garden
Educators to prepare and teach
lessons with classroom teacher
seasonal calendar (spring,
of activities/lessons that align
with state standards, each
school’s curriculum and
curriculum map and considers the
limitations of our zone 6
Recruiting volunteers and
managing the schedule so each
class has the space and supplies
needed for that week's lesson.
managing educational gardens and
large groups of volunteers (high
groups), who provide the labor.
Involving the whole community
through special events and
sharing flowers and vegetables.
Students embark on a four-year
adventure when they enter the first
Each hands-on lesson enhances
their understanding of science,
math, social studies they are
learning in the classroom.
Along with academics, they learn
practical skills, develop a
taste for vegetables and gain
knowledge and appreciation for
the natural world.
When students return to the same
garden or woods week after week,
they become connected - they
observe changes and care what
happens to it.
Garden produce provides snacks,
is served in the cafeteria and
the surplus donated to local
Garden School website is accessed by
garden educators across the country.
Many come to Loveland to learn about
Granny's Garden School expanded our
services to include Stewart
Elementary School in the Princeton
currently manage more than 150,
3’x10’ vegetable gardens, many
flower gardens and three nature
trails in the Loveland and Princeton
City School districts. We work with
70 classes (nearly 2,000 students)
each week (March-June and
we plan to include
more summer and after school
programs i.e. Healthy Living summer
programs for children and their
families open to typically able as
well as special needs children.