Kids Garden Month is here!

April is here, and our annual celebration of kids in the garden is in full swing! This year, our Kids Garden Month contest asks kids to tell us what they LOVE about their garden. Already, we’ve gotten such amazing entries!

Caroline W’s poem about trying new things:

I have a new garden

I’ve planted arugula and herbs

We’ve tasted and tried a few tasty treats.

I like it all except the beets.

Maya is using the garden to inspire AND create. She made this piece of artwork using real grass!

A child's drawing of a person, flowers, butterflies, soil, and sun with the words I (heart) sunshine

We are awarding weekly prizes, grand prizes for an individual and a group, as well as SIX $500 awards for school gardens. We still have lots of prizes to give away! We can’t wait to hear from the kids you garden with about what they LOVE about their garden or gardening.

Enter the Kids Garden Month contest!

We’re announcing weekly winners on our Instagram page (meet Lilly and Logan, our first winners), as well as sharing your entries all month long.

Thank you to our sponsors, American Meadows and Breck’s for their support in making this contest possible!

Coast-to-Coast Virtual school gardens tour, Tuesday April 27, 10am PTAttention school gardens!

Young people from across the country will be gathering on April 27 for the first-ever virtual school garden tour! Students from Hawai’i to D.C. will share with your students how STEM education, nutrition and environmental literacy, hope and healing are brought to life through outdoor learning. Register at

School gardens also have an additional opportunty to win weekly drawings for $100 Gardener’s Supply gift cards! Follow @sgsonetwork on Twitter or Instagram for details. Use #growingschoolgardens to enter.

Beth Saunders