Growing School Gardens

For any questions or requests about the content on this page, contact Kristine Hahn.

Community Food Systems Programs

There are many opportunities for individuals, organizations, schools, educators, and administrators to get involved with community food systems. Check out a program to learn more. 

Virtual School Garden Education Series 

Join us for the three remaining sessions of a free school garden virtual education sessions Wednesdays at 10am. By registering for the entire series, you will be able to attend each session using the same link.

 May 20 at 10am: Pollinator Gardening with Children with Ellen Koehler. What are pollinators, and why are they important to us? How can we help pollinators? School and community gardeners, join us to explore ideas and resources for place-based learning about plants, pollinators, and pollination.  

June 3 at 10am. Planning the Fall School Garden with Kristine Hahn. Learn about the best crops to grow and some important considerations when planning a Fall school garden in the narrow window from September - November. 

June 17 at 10am. Cover Crops for School Gardens with Will Jaquinde. Between social distancing and limited access to schools, cover crops are a low maintenance option to control weeds, improve soil, attract beneficial insects and more! Learn the basics on how to plant and manage cover crops to get the most out of them for this season and beyond.

Questions? Email hahnk@msu.edu

Register HERE.

Teacher Professional Development

Deliver gardening skills presentations and curriculum connected garden activities for teachers and paraprofessionals.

Sign-up for the Michigan Farm to School Newsletter here: http://foodsystems.msu.edu/our-work/farm_to_school/