Spotlight: Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired

This past summer the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired joined the Schoolyard Garden program.  CCVI supports children who are newborn to Pre-K that may have visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Teachers at CCVI help the students develop important life skills so they are better prepared in the sighted world.  CCVI received a […]


Richardson Family Garden

This fall, Richardson Early Childhood Center of KCMO offered five 4 x 12 raised garden beds to families.  With a Schoolyard Garden Assistant, these families will learn how to plant, properly water, weed and mulch.  This will also bring opportunity to families to meet one another, creating more of a community feeling at Richardson. The […]


One Year Anniversary of the Schoolyard Gardens Blog

The Schoolyard Gardens program is excited to celebrate our blog’s one-year anniversary! The SYG Blog was created with the hopes that it would be a place where our teachers, parents and students could read about garden tips, find lessons and activities that incorporate the gardens, and information about upcoming Schoolyard Gardens events. What we’ve enjoyed […]


Students at Hillcrest Learn the Importance of Watering their Summer Schoolyard Garden

Students at Hillcrest Christian in Overland Park, KS harvested sweet peas out of the garden.  This was their first time tasting anything out of their garden since becoming Schoolyard Garden members last February. There was a lot of excitement from everyone, and one student remarked that he wanted to “eat all of the sweet peas” […]