Category Archives: Garden Ed Communities

School Garden Webinars

Here is the latest from EdWeb – Growing School Gardens.  You can join for free and attend these marvelous garden-themed webinars.  I highly recommend it! If you can’t watch it live, they make the recordings available to members.  A simple way to get great ideas for your school garden program!


Welcome to the Growing School Gardens Community!

School gardens are a growing initiative to help children understand where their food comes from and how their food choices impact their bodies, the environment, and their communities at large.

A school garden can have an impact on the entire life and educational program of school and the surrounding community.  Gardening activities can be incorporated into nearly every curriculum subject to enhance the appreciation of the natural world, and to provide hands-on learning activities for students.

This online learning community is a place for educators, gardeners, parents, and community volunteers to come together to share information and resources on how to start and maintain a school garden, and integrate it into the curriculum, the life of a school, and the local community.

The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats with leaders in the field that are highly engaging and interactive. Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world.

Upcoming Webinars

Monday, November 18, 2013 – 4pm / Eastern Time
Breaking it Down: School Composting Made Easy with FoodCorps
Presenters: Cecily Upton, Co-Founder and VP of Programs for FoodCorps, with Robyn Wardell, Service Program Coordinator for FoodCorps

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 4pm / Eastern Time
Common Core in the Garden
Presenter: Whitney Cohen, Education Director at Life Lab

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 – 4pm / Eastern Time
Regional Support Models for Sustaining School Gardens
Presenter: John Fisher, Outreach Director at Life Lab

RUN! To the Crane House for the Hillside/Garden Club Plant Sale & Crane House Herb Sale!

I just  left with a van full of herbs for my garden and Glenfield ‘s gardens: everything from rosemary and oregano to lemon and pineapple sage, chocolate and lemon geraniums, 4 varieties of basil, several heirloom tomatoes and 3 kinds of lavender.  The Hillside/Garden Club sale is to beautify the landscape at the school.  I bought 3 incredible peonies, including a yellow tree peony that is going to be spectacular.

Crane House Herb Sale



Hillside/Garden Club of Montclair Plant Sale



Garden Educator Groups

Hi School Gardeners,

Here are two resources for garden educators which you may be interested in joining.

New York State Garden Educator Network:

1. Send an email message to
2. In the Subject of your message, type the single word: join.  Leave the body of the message blank.



1. Go to and join for free.

2. Sign up for the Growing School Gardens Community