Create a Group

Host your own group in the Kids Garden Community!

A group for your organization will provide a central location for connection, discussions, and resource-sharing among your network. Plus, members of your subgroup will have access to all other groups and resources within the Kids Garden Community to expand their learning and impact!

With a group, your organization can:

  • Connect with 7,000+ members and organizations to grow your network
  • Build and strengthen relationships between your members
  • Be part of a growing youth garden movement

Adults standing next to raised garden beds

Who are groups for?

A group can be created for:

  • Organizations of any size who want to encourage discussion and connection among your members
  • A one-time or recurring event so that attendees have a centralized place to communicate with each other
  • A cohort within your organization (e.g. grantees, a project group, etc.) that needs a space for peer learning and sharing
  • Many other uses! Let's chat!

Group Types

Basic Group

  • Option to be private (only invited members can join) or public (any member can join)
  • Unique discussion forum
  • Unique library for resource sharing
  • Option to host additional groups under one parent group
  • Group admins can email members of the group


  • Custom branding and design
  • Ability to create web pages within the microsite

Groups are offered for a fee to cover a small portion of the platform costs.*


Monthly fee - $80/mo

Annual fee - $850/yr


Set up fee for first 2 months - $500

Annual fee - $2000/yr

*The Kids Garden Community platform and programming costs $75,000 annually. Group fees help ensure that we can keep this community free for members to use! We're happy to discuss a customized pricing option to meet your group needs.

Reach out to discuss how a group can work for you!

Submit a Group Request


Email Amelia Dupuis, Kids Garden Community Manager

Here's how a few orgs have used basic groups and microsites:

The American Horticultural Society hosted their virtual 2021 National Children and Youth Garden Symposium as a microsite. All session recordings were available to registrants on-demand and each session had a dedicated discussion forum. 

NCYGS microsite session page

The Farm-Based Education Network is using a basic group to connect its network of farm educators and to expand its reach by having an open group for all Kids Garden Community members to join.

FBEN group

KidsGardening used a microsite to convene school food garden educators as part of USDA-funded project. The microsite contained discussions, resources, webinar events, and more.

GSFG microsite

Download a PDF of groups info to share with others

Download Groups Info Sheet