School Gardens

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Garden Lessons

Civic Garden Center education staff will come into your classroom and conduct a botanical education program. We offer classes for all students of all ages and programs for summer camps. Lessons are aligned with Ohio Revised Science Standards. Programs cost $35 for 30 minutes to cover transportation and materials.

Monthly Calendar

There are many things to do in your school garden all year long! Use our helpful calendar to get organized, complete garden tasks and integrate the garden into your curriculum. We also have information on local workshops and student programs.

School Garden Blog

Garden teachers, we are in this with you! We are growing our gardens too, and posting about our progress. Join the conversation and let us know about your challenges, successes, and new ideas in the comments!

School Garden Map

There are dozens of school garden programs in the Greater Cincinnati area! Be sure to join our network and have your school added to the map.

Teacher Workshops

Bimonthly workshops are offered to teachers free of charge in an effort to build a community of gardeners to support all of the amazing efforts happening in our region. Advance registration is appreciated but not required.

Additional Benefits:

  • Benefit from an on-site consultation with Civic Garden Center staff
  • Ask the experts with email & phone support
  • Schedule a custom training at your school ($50/hour)
  • Benefit from seed donations, sponsorship campaigns and promotions from our partners!

School Garden Program History

The School Gardens Program started in 2011 with a generous grant from the Haile Foundation. Over the past several years we have been developing a greater understanding of how to establish sustainable school gardens in the region.