About the Kids Garden Community


Two green thumbs or just getting started? The Kids Garden Community is for you! Teachers using a school garden as a classroom, families growing herbs on a windowsill, Master Gardeners volunteering in an after school program, community garden organizers creating activities for kids - this community is for you!

The Kids Garden Community is a free community supporting individuals, families, and organizations with the skills, tools, and connections to garden with kids and scale transformative programs. Over the last 30 years, support and enthusiasm for youth gardening has grown at an exciting rate. We’re thrilled to be part of this growing movement and have created this community to harness the enthusiasm and expertise of a vibrant network looking to learn and grow together. 

The Kids Garden Community is your place to ask questions, make connections, access resources, learn from each other, and stay inspired. Together, we will create change for our kids, communities, and the planet.


The Kids Garden Community is administered by KidsGardening in collaboration with many organizations and individuals supporting youth gardening in schools, homes, and communities.

Community Advisory Committee

Jen Cirillo, Shelburne Farms
Lee Coykendall, United States Botanic Garden
Erica Curry, FoodCorps
Suzanne DeJohn, KidsGardening
Amelia Dupuis, KidsGardening
John Fisher, Life Lab
Sarah Lane, KidsGardening
Nathan Larson, Rooted
Brit MacDonald, Little Green Thumbs
Lily Nguyen, KidsGardening
Tristana Pirkl, School Garden Support Organization Network
Jenny Pope,
 Franklin Park Conservatory
Sarah Pounders, KidsGardening
Beth Saunders, KidsGardening
Em Shipman, KidsGardening
Katherine Somerville, American Horticultural Society
Lacy Stephens, National Farm to School Network
Sam Ullery, DC OSSE School Garden Program
Lisa Whittlesey, Junior Master Gardener Program
Dianna Zeegers, Big Green


Founding Partners

Ball Horticultural logoGardener's Supply logo      Mrs. Meyer's logoWhole Kids Foundation logo



Community Partners

American Horticultural Society logoBig Green logoEnvironmental Design Lab logoFranklin Park Conservatory logo  Junior Master Gardener logo


Life Lab logoNational Farm to School logo   Rooted logo   Wisconsin School Garden Network logo