Growing Schools

For 25 years, Growing Schools has been sowing seeds with children and youth and transforming school grounds into outdoor classrooms. Our vision is a vibrant garden in every school where students, teachers, parents, and community members can gather to learn, grow, and share delicious food with each other.

We work collaboratively to turn school ground gardens and micro-farms into meaningful pathways and possibilities for the next generation of urban food systems leaders.

Growing Schools

Through the school year, we deliver curriculum-linked programs that engage students in hands-on learning through indoor and outdoor workshops. We also support the development and maintenance of gardens and micro-farms in consultation with individual school communities.


Volunteers support the program by assisting with garden-based workshops, youth leadership programs, garden installation and work bees, costume making and more!

Seed the City

During the summer, Our Seed the City project works in partnership with TOPSOIL and SD61 to give interested high school students an opportunity to participate in a credited work experience program. Youth in this program gain experience in urban farming and gardening, explore career pathways in horticulture, and become part of the local food movement in their city.