EMA Programs / EMA School Garden Program / How to Grow Your Own School Garden


A living, breathing garden in a school is so much more than an extra-curricular activity! A garden is something that can teach and motivate children, parents and teachers to really understand and appreciate where food comes from and set up healthy eating habits for the rest of their lives.

Gardens are dynamic environments that foster enthusiasm for learning and promote self-confidence, responsibility, and other developmental skills. They are a perfect tool to provide hands-on experience in all school subjects while at the same time reconnecting youth with nature.

The links below will show you how to create a school garden in your own school:

Funding and Fundraising
Garden Creation
Choosing and Designing the Garden Location
Approval and Commitment
Frequently Asked Questions