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Our Impact

We create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.

Happier, Healthier Kids

Gardening engages every child’s innate wonder and care for the natural world, offers them opportunities to participate in hands-on learning, and teaches them where their food comes from. Young people who participate in gardening programs enjoy dramatic, documented gains across a diverse range of critical growth areas including personal well-being, food security, nutritional awareness and attitudes, environmental stewardship, and community connectedness.

At KidsGardening, we want every child to experience the unique transformation that occurs when they spend time caring for a garden, be it outside, in a classroom, or in a cup on the kitchen windowsill. For almost 40 years, KidsGardening has served as a premier support provider for youth garden programs nationwide. KidsGardening’s resources reach over 3.8 million young people annually, helping them engage their natural curiosity and acquire new learning through hands-on gardening experiences.

2021: Our Impact

children reached in 2021 with our curriculum, lesson plans, activities, grants, and programs.

children reached in 2021 with our grants, programs, and contests.

$1

donated to KidsGardening reaches eight more children with resources to learn through the garden

youth garden programs across the country awarded in 2021

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of the educators and caregivers we work with see an increase in youth environmental stewardship and social emotional skills

KidsGardening Grants and Garden Builds

Since 2016, KidsGardening has distributed well over 1,000 grants and installed gardens across the country. Zoom in to get a closer look!

2021 Impact Report

Read our 2021 Impact Report to find out how we are fostering more connections among the youth garden community.

2020 Impact Report

Fun Garden Activities for Kids!

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