Here we are at the beginning of a new school year and I'm wondering if any projects out there have figured out evaluation/how to evaluate their school garden project for the purposes of bragging rights -- to the school community (Parents! Donate your time/money!), to future funders/grants (Funders! Fund us!)--and for determining the success and impact of one's own program with it's own mission and goals.
It seems like there should be some good data that we could start collecting at the start of the school year, as kind of a pre/post impact sort of thing.
Insights and examples welcome!
~Maya, Rosewood School Garden, Los Angeles, CA
The Growing School Food Gardens project is supported by a 2021 USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant. Learn more about this project.