Who We Are
What began in 2011 as a simple idea — enrich classroom learning through hands-on gardening activities — has grown exponentially and reaped a harvest beyond imagination.
Today, Ground Works Connect has an expansive vision focused on building agricultural literacy and informed, engaged citizenship within each student participating in our programs.
With an integrated approach, Ground Works Connect incorporates interactive computer activities, youth summer camps, and teaching gardens to deliver hands-on lessons in STEAM education, agricultural literacy and student leadership.
Cindy A Heidelberger
Interim Executive Director
Board of Directors
First Dakota National Bank
Former SD Secretary of Agriculture
Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C.
Dell Rapids Elementary – 02
Bayer U.S. Crop Science
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Summit Contracting Inc.
Sioux Falls Career and Technical Education
First PREMIER Bank