Start an Early Childhood Education Garden Program

starting an early childhood education gardenCreate and Sustain a Youth Garden Program
KidsGardening provides an extensive collection of articles detailing the steps to starting and sustaining a successful youth garden program.

Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education
The National Farm to School Network has created a resource specifically for Head Start programs to show how farm to ECE can support performance standards and framework benchmarks.

Growing Minds Farm to Preschool
Growing Minds Farm to Preschool Program shares an extensive collection of lesson plans, a farm to school preschool kit and weekly resources designed for parents and families.

Rooted's Farm to Early Care and Education Resources
A collection of resources from Rooted in Wisconsin to help implement Farm to Early Care Education and garden programs.

Getting Started
The Center for Ecoliteracy and Life Lab offer this helpful pdf publication with an overview of how to establish a school gardens and outdoor classroom.


Funding  a Youth Garden Program

Head Start Garden Grant Program
Sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, this grant program is specifically available to Head Start Programs.

KidsGardening Grant Opportunities
KidsGardening offers multiple grant and award programs throughout the year.

Seed Money
Seed Money is a national nonprofit that helps schools and communities develop their own online crowd fundraising campaigns.