School Gardens - Grow Our Own

  • PROGRAM UPDATE (Summer 2021)

    We operate during the summer! 

    Contact us for what you might need -email Check out this complementary website that includes student and partner school garden resources.  

    Interested in helping a school garden near you?  

    School gardens need you!  It takes a village to support a school garden.  If you’re interested in helping with maintaining, harvesting or long-term partnership, contact

    Connect with a school garden!

    If your corporation or organization is interested in supporting one or more of the learning gardens at SPPS, contact for a school garden tour for your group.

  • Vision
    To GROW garden and food-based education in the classroom, cafeteria and community.

    Grow Our Own provides resources, assistance, and guidance for edible school garden development through coordination of SPPS departments and community partners.

    This program contributes to Nutrition Services vision: "To eliminate hunger and provide every child with HOPE (Healthy Options, Positive Engagement) through exceptional food"


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    The Grow Our Own school garden program is supported by The Cargill Foundation, the USDA's Office of Community Food Systems- Farm to School Program, Allina Health and the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership, through Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health.