Webinar Recording: Troubleshooting Challenge of School Gardens

A part of the 2022 Webinar Series, presented by the NH Farm to School Network and the NH School & Youth Garden Network, Ted Kendziora, School Garden Grant Coordinator with US Fish & Wildlife Service and Ruth Smith, Master Gardener Program Manager with UNH Extension, lead a discussion about overcoming school garden obstacles, how to plan for success and turn challenges into opportunities. Watch the webinar recording below. Also below are resource links referred to in the webinar.


NH School & Youth Garden Network
Partner organizations: UNH Extension (Master Gardeners, Free Seeds Project, classroom activities), US Fish & Wildlife Service (Schoolyard grants), NH Farm to School (local foods in schools), The Cornucopia Project (helping school gardens in the Monadnock Region), NH Agriculture in the Classroom (curriculum materials), NOFA-NH (workshops), Re-Tree US (school orchards), and more.

Kids Gardening
Grant opportunities, professional development, curriculum materials, great tips and testimonials

USDA’s “Start a School Garden— Here’s How”

“Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide: A planning guide for creating schoolyard habitat and outdoor classroom projects” via the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services READ MORE >>

Schoolyard Habitat Grants
Grants from the New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants program are available for schools and educational organizations with students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve to help fund schoolyard nature-based projects. The New Hampshire Partnership for Schoolyard Action Grants includes the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service New England Field Office, N.H. Project Learning Tree, the N.H. Fish and Game Department, and New Hampshire Audubon. The partnership was created to make it easier for school staff to apply for a grant to enhance the school yard. Now, a common grant application works for all four of the partner organizations and greatly simplifies the application process.


Bucklin-Sporer, Arden & Rachel Kathleen Pringle. How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers. 2010, Timber Press GET THE BOOK >>

Jaffe, Roberta & Gary Appel. The Growing Classroom: Garden-Based Science. Updated 2014. LifeLab Science Program. GET THE BOOK >>