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School Gardens - Grow Our Own

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School Gardens - Grow Our Own

Welcome to Grow Our Own, the SPPS program growing 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.

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

  • Why We Are Growing
    Learn why school gardens are important.
  • Where We Are Growing
    Learn about existing and future school gardens.
  • Sign up for Garden Thyme
    Sign up for our School Garden emails, Garden Thyme, and learn about available resources for your school garden.
  • Interested in starting a garden?
    Got questions about gardens?  Start here whether you are interested in starting a garden, or need help revamping.
  • Garden Volunteers
    Would you like to volunteer to support garden-based food education?
  • Internship
    See what a summer internship for Grow Our Own is like.
  • School Garden Handbook
    Find information about standards, processes and bast practices for starting and sustaining a school garden at SPPS.
  • Have garden questions, requests, ideas?
    Email Grow Our Own Program Coordinator, Kirsten Saylor at