KidsGardening Garden Installations
For more than 40 years, KidsGardening has used our experience as garden designers and educators to install high-impact, fun, and sustainable youth gardens across the country. Our expertise, guidance, and streamlined sponsorship packages ensure efficient communication and collaboration, making it easy for both your organization and a given school, educational facility, or youth center to fully engage in the exciting process of creating a youth garden!
KidsGardening offers a robust range of garden installation services. From organizations or corporations looking to make an impact in their community through a one-time event, school districts wanting to revitalize unused garden spaces, and corporations interested in annual volunteer initiatives, we can design and project-manage a garden installation in any community across the United States.
Our expertise includes gardens for youth of all ages, from preschool to high school. We can lead a garden installation at formal education settings like schools and child care centers or at informal learning spaces like libraries, YMCAs, or club locations.
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We can work with you to consult on or project manage a garden installation. Services may include:
- Determining the goals of the installation
- Recommending locations for the garden build
- Recommending key garden features
- Creating professional garden sketches
- Creating a list of materials and supplies needed for a build event
- Purchasing necessary materials for a build event build event
- Project managing an on-the-ground build event
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Garden Installation Costs
KidsGardening’s fees to project manage garden installations start at $15,000. Materials costs for garden consultations are illustrated in the examples below.
KidsGardening’s garden consultation fees are charged hourly.
To learn more about our garden consultation and installation, please reach out to Sarah Lane, KidsGardening’s Program Director, at [email protected].
Garden Installation Examples
Materials Cost: $12,000
KidsGardening and PT Holdings hosted a garden installation event at York Center Elementary in Lombard, Illinois, transforming an unused grassy space into a school garden and outdoor classroom. More than 75 volunteers showed up to construct eight raised beds, four benches, four picnic tables, two bean forts, two large sun sails, two trellised entries, a garden shed, a compost tumbler, and a pollinator garden expansion that included a rain barrel stand, edging, and a lattice for vertical gardening. The garden now offers more than 250 children the opportunity to learn about pollinators, fruits, vegetables, and sensory plants.
Materials Cost: $25,000
KidsGardening joined folks from the Caring Center to celebrate the installation of a “Kitty Fairy-Tail Garden” in partnership with DreamWorks Animation and their show Gabby’s Dollhouse. The garden installation added eight new raised beds, a planting bench, three apple trees, and more. The gathering, which coincided with Earth Day, included planting activities, seed ball making, and most importantly, the unveiling of the new garden space!
Carson Daly and KidsGardening Plant a Garden at Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School and Exceed Charter - Brooklyn, NY
Materials Cost: $25,000
In collaboration with Carson Daly and the TODAY Show, KidsGardening created a new garden space at the Brooklyn Arts and Science Elementary School and Exceed Charter. The build included 52 raised beds, over 400 plants, 15 pallets of organic soil, flooring, and irrigation. This ideal edible school garden provides fresh fruits and vegetables as well as important environmental education lessons to 400 children.
Materials Cost: $5,000
KidsGardening worked with ProFlowers and Sequoia Elementary School to design a garden addition that would integrate seamlessly with their pre-existing growing space. During the installation, a team of three KidsGardening staff led a group of 15 ProFlowers volunteers to assemble four prefabricated raised beds (4’ x 6’) and two composting systems. Volunteers also installed a 27’ x 3’ succulent garden and planted three small fruit trees.
Interested in Learning More about a Garden Build?
To learn more about our garden consultation and installation, please reach out to Sarah Lane, KidsGardening’s Program Director.