How Did it Start:

Hope Gardenier from School Sprouts  started one of the first Springfield School gardens;

She provided curriculum and staff to train teachers on how to implement the curriculum and use the garden as an outdoor classroom in 2009 at Zanetti Elementary.

Now - Springfield School Gardens

24 Schools have outdoor Gardens

14 have had indoor gardens under lights

5 have Hydroponic Indoor Gardens

These schools gardens produce food for the students that participate in them

25 Springfield Public School Sites

The National Wildlife Federation and Lego provided us with a grant with curriculum for students to design and implement the Monarch Recovery Pollinator Gardens