Garden Supplies and More

Find excellent resources for designing, installing and maintaining your school gardens.

Gardening 101

Fine Gardening provides a comprehensive guide to the the basics of gardening. Within these pages learn about:

  • Planning Your Garden
  • Soil
  • Starting Seedlings
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Easy to Grow Plantings

Whole Kids Foundation provides excellent resources for putting research into practices. Download their PDF for creating a vision, learning systems, community and garden design.

Arizona Gardens for Learning

The Western Growers Foundation provides a comprehensive guide on planning your garden and linking the learning to curriculum goals.

Be sure to check out grant opportunities.

The website contains a vast collection of resources to help gardeners. Explore our learning library for articles about plant care, weeds, pests, Q&A, dictionaries, and more. 

School Garden Food Safety

The University of Arizona collaborated with The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to develop guidelines for school gardens. These guidelines follow GHP/GAP (good handling practices and good agricultural practices), which minimize microbial food safety hazards for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Garden ABCs – A Place to Begin

Dig in by reading “how to” articles, lesson plans and discover books for kids.

Master gardeners

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension offers volunteer Master Gardeners. Find out more about this collaborative program with school gardens.

Join Kids Gardening community

Connect – Grow – Share is the motto at Kids Gardening – a program of Grow More Good. This online gardening community provides advice for starting a garden program at your local school, and everything in between – the Kids Garden Community is the place to ask questions, explore resources, inspire, and be inspired!

Be sure to check out grant opportunities.

What is ag literacy?

The Arizona Farm Bureau Agricultural literacy program offers a framework for lifelong learning. The goal is to build a strong foundational understanding of the relationship between agriculture and the environment, food, fiber, energy, animals, lifestyle, the economy and technology.

Learn about Ag in the Classroom garden grants HERE.

gro more good grants

Perhaps one of the most generous foundations. Multiple grants available.

Gardeners Supply Company

Gardeners Supply Company is not only an excellent source for all of your gardening needs, they are also very generous people.

Be sure to check out grant opportunities.

Heritage foundation grants

The Arizona Game & Fish provides grants to classrooms through funding from the Arizona Lottery. The Heritage Foundation K-12 Small Grant Program provides financial resources (up to $2000) to Arizona teachers to help implement quality wildlife education in their classrooms.