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 2.6 million young people annually, helping them engage their natural curiosity and acquire new learning through hands-on gardening experiences.

2020: Connecting Communities

Despite shut-downs, quarantines, and social distancing, youth garden programs thrived in 2020. Not only did they get kids outdoors and active, they also fostered much-needed connections. In 2020, youth gardens brought communities together and inspired young gardeners to take action to help one another.

children reached in 2020 with our curriculum, lesson plans, and activities.

children reached in 2020 with our grants

$1

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

youth garden programs across the country awarded a total of $160K in 2020

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

2020 Impact Report

Read our 2020 Impact Report to find out how we are fostering more connections among the youth garden community in 2021.

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