Coast to Coast Virtual School Garden Tour By the Numbers:
On April 27th…
- Over 2,000 Youtube video views
- Estimated 30,000 adult and student viewers
- Over 80% of guestbook entries watched the whole Tour
- 47% viewers watched from school
- #GrowingSchoolGardens Contest had 133 entries, 12,799 views
- 6 – $100 Gardener’s Supply Gift Cards awarded
- View #GrowingSchoolGardens on Twitter & Instagram
Kids Garden Month Was a Success!
- 158, over half of the Kids Garden Month Contest submissions were from school gardens!
- 6 – $500 School Garden Grants awarded as part of Kids Garden Month
Viewers from Around the World & Across the U.S.!
What People Are Saying
Taken From 450+ Guestbook Entries
“I love how actual students for different places were presenting/teaching in the videos. I think it’s so powerful for my little ones to see that young people, like themselves, do powerful things like teach, build and help their community.” – Elaine, tuned in with 32 students, Escalante Elementary School, Salt Lake City, UT
“This was super inspiring! I’m the garden educator at my school and I have soooo many new ideas to try in our Garden Classroom. I’ve shared the link with all our teachers too and can’t wait to hear what students enjoyed the most. THANK YOU!!!” – Rachel, Concordia Charter School, Inc.
“My students really enjoyed seeing what other school gardens look like! We tried the agua fresca recipe and enjoyed the refreshment on a very warm spring day!” – Mrs. Greenwood, tuned in with 10 students, Green Acres School Garden
“We just watched the Hawaiian garden tour today and the kids LOVED learning new words. We are remote learning right now, so I sent them outside into their yard to practice ‘kilo’!! – Bonnie, tuned in with 25 students, Jack MacKenzie ElementarySchool
“This was awesome! The students really enjoyed seeing gardens from around the country and hearing from the students themselves.” – Maria Luna-Sarabia, tuned in with 32 students, Altadena Arts Magnet
“I shared the videos with my class of virtual 2nd and 3rd grade students. They loved seeing lots of different kinds of kids like themselves (we have a very diverse class). They were impressed by all the different kinds of learning happening in different gardens. We do not have a school garden yet, but several students are interested in creating one in our urban outdoor space in coming years.” – Carrie, tuned in with 18 students , J. Graham Brown School
“We loved it! Students did activities and reflection to go along and kept asking if our school garden could be featured!” – Alex, tuned in with 60 students, Longview Elementary School
Take a journey from the Big Island of Hawai’i to Washington, DC celebrating the power and purpose of school gardens!
View a virtual tour from the Big Island of Hawai’i to Washington, DC, where we visit school gardens across the country! At each stop on this first-ever, coast-to-coast school garden tour, students in unique and diverse communities share how they are engaging in hands-on learning, growing healthy food for themselves and their communities, and becoming caretakers of their local environments. These videos are meant for a 3rd grade or older audience.
Students share activities for you to try in your own school gardens, or at home with your kids! The program can be viewed as a 28-minute video, or can be accessed as separate videos, each lasting about 2-4 minutes.
Tune in with your students!
Click button for our Educator Viewing Guide which includes links to individual videos, a related activity, and discussion prompts for each garden stop!Educator Viewer Guide
Grown in Collaboration...
Growing School Gardens is a collaboration between the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation and the SGSO Network, with the mission of bringing in-person and virtual learning and community building programs to the extensive network of school garden support organizations across the United States.
Learn more about Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation
We are so very grateful to our partners. Here are just a few: