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Healthy Growing Program Options

Option 1: The Consultation

REGISTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL CONSULTATION HERE

What does this include?

Access to curriculum & consultation to make your garden program work for your specific school. This includes a phone consult, customized program plan, and access to our garden-based curriculum that aligns with common core.

Who is this generally for?

This is for you if your school already has a garden, but you’re not sure what to do with it or how to integrate it within your school programming and/or curriculum. You can implement this program at your own pace.

What does this cost?

Free/Reduced Lunch % Cost to School
0% - 24%$250
25% - 49%$300
50% - 74%$400
75% - 100%$500

REGISTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL CONSULTATION HERE


Option 2: The Kit

REGISTER AND PURCHASE YOUR KIT HERE

What does this include?

All of the necessary materials, curriculum, and guides for you to build, incorporate, and maintain a garden in your school community, including:

ITEMSQUANTITY
Plant labels (pack of 25)2
Watering Can3
Hand Trowel25
Shovel Round2
Shovel Flat2
Garden Hoe2
Fork2
Twine (200ft)1
Gloves25
Garden Hose (100ft)1
Spray Nozzle1
Vermont Cedar Farmstead Raised Garden Bed 4ft x 8ft x 8in6
Poultry Wire Netting for rodents 1 in. x 4 ft. x 50 ft.1
Landscape Fabric 4ft x 50ft1
Drip Irrigation Kit 50ft4
EDIBLE SEEDS (DROUGHT TOLERANT)
Beets1
Broccoli1
Carrots1
Chard1
Cucumber1
Fennel1
Lettuce2
Parsnip1
Summer Squash1
Tomatoes3
Winter Squash1
Strawberries3
Basil1
Rosemary1
Thyme1
Garlic Chives1
FLOWERS (DROUGHT TOLERANT)
Meadow Sage1
Blanket Flower1
Sundrops1
Coneflower1
California Poppy1
GARDEN SUPPLIES TOTAL104
RESOURCESQUANTITY
How to start a school garden guide10 pages
Curriculum Access46 lesson plans
Webinar Access2 Webinars
Gardening How to Videos12 How To Videos
Fundraising Tips and Resources17 Resources
Maintenance Schedules4 Schedules
Growing Guides55 seeds and plants
Evaulation Resources4 Surveys
Seasonal Tips12 Monthly Tips
RESOURCES TOTAL162
TOTAL266

Who is this generally for?

This is for you if your school wants to start a school garden program from scratch or wants to resurrect a neglected garden, but does not need or want customized or individualized support. You can implement this at your own pace.

What does this cost?

The cost is $2,499, including shipping.

It has a total retail value of $4,300, but we’re committed to making school gardens as accessible as possible to all schools, so we’ve cut the price by more than 40% so it’s more affordable.

REGISTER AND PURCHASE YOUR KIT HERE


Option 3: The Comprehensive

*Please read: It’s getting harder and harder for us to source funding which is what enables us to subsidize so many of the services we provide for low-income schools within this Comprehensive Option. So as a result, we are scaling down our services quite a bit. We will unfortunately only be able to support a few low-income schools a year at this time. We will review schools that have registered and work with schools as resources become available.

If you have your own funding, then we can still offer the Consultation (Option 1) or the Kit (Option 2) to you.

What does this include?

12+ months of 1-on-1 customized support and guidance for your school that includes the following:

Items and Resources
Your own dedicated Field Coordinator to guide you through the whole process
Site Visit
Custom program plan with program budget
Custom garden design
Custom timeline
Custom long-term plan
PTA Presentation
Crowdfunding platform designed specifically for school garden programs with tips, checklists, email templates, social media templates, scripts, flyers, etc.
We build and manage your crowdfunding page
Brochures and seed packets for fundraising
Curriculum
Unlimited access to curriculum (over 40 garden-based lessons that align with common core for all grade levels)
Unlimited access to “how to” gardening videos
Raised Garden Beds
Seeds, soil, and compost
Drip Irrigation
Garden tools and supplies
School Garden Banner
We handle all of the purchasing, sourcing, and delivery of items to your doorstep, so you can spend those hours with your students and families
We facilitate your Dig Day with you (the day your garden is built)
Garden Guides specific to your school
School Garden Maintenance schedules
Monitoring and Evaluations for your impact and funding reports
2-month, 6-month, and 1-year follow-up visits

Who is this generally for?

This is for you if your school wants to start a school garden program from scratch, resurrect a neglected garden, or expand an existing garden and wants or needs customized and individualized support for 1 – 2 years. This option runs on the following timeline and space is limited each year.

RegistrationFall
School Site Visits by Field CoordinatorJanuary/Februrary
School Plans DraftedMarch/April
Community/PTA MeetingApril/May
Healthy Planet Planning, Prep, Sourcing Materials, etcSummer
School Garden CampaignAugust/September/October
Build/Launch Garden ProgramOctober/November

What does this cost?

The average cost of a school garden program is around $4000 though we subsidize based on this formula:

Free/Reduced Lunch % Healthy Planet Subsidy
0% - 24%0%
25% - 39%25%
40% - 74%50%
75% - 100%75%

We’ll have a more accurate budget after we put the plan together following the Site Visit.

School gardens with support from the community are more sustainable. This premise is a core component of our programs, so we aim to engage and empower the community throughout the whole process. As a result, while we support schools financially (on a sliding scale), we require every school to raise at least 25% of the costs. The fundraising campaign is a crucial component to engage the whole school community — it’s integral to developing ownership, pride, and responsibility for the garden — making sure everyone has invested some time and money, even if it’s just $1 per family. A percentage of the funds generally come from the families in addition to local businesses and the community. We provide a variety of fundraising resources to help reach your goal, including scripts, email templates, flyers, seed packets for the students to “sell” to neighbors, family members, local businesses, etc.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE OPTION HERE