Our Teaching Gardens program is the flagship initiative that started it all for Ground Works Connect. By providing innovative resources and technical support to elementary and middle school classrooms, Teaching Gardens help students develop skills in the following areas:

  • Academics
    A hands-on, STEM-focused curriculum enriches learning both in and out of the classroom.
  • Civics
    By connecting the gardens with the community, students learn the importance of partnerships.
  • Wellness
    Spending time in the garden, planting, harvesting, and eating from it — leads to a more healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Sustainability
    Students learn the importance of conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.

Accessible, Hands-on Learning

The Teaching Gardens initiative uses ADA-compliant, aesthetically pleasing raised beds that provide accessible, hands-on learning opportunities for both students and teachers.

Each bed measures 4'x10'x24". We partner with our network of trained volunteers — Master Gardeners equipped with strong working knowledge of the program — to help schools gather materials and construct garden beds on-site.

Interested in bringing a Teaching Garden to your school? Let’s get started on your journey today.

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