Schoolyard Gardens

Schoolyard Gardens Impact

Sites: 230

Annual Harvest: 19,968 lbs

Students Served: 19,032

A Garden For Every School
Schoolyard Garden Seasons
  • Planting: March 15th - April 15th
  • Vegetables: Onions, potatoes, greens, sugar snap peas, spinach, lettuce, brassica, and more
  • Continually harvest before the last week of school
  • Planting: May 1st - May 31st
  • Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons, zucchini, beans
  • Continually harvest before first frost
  • Planting: August 1st - August 21st
  • Vegetables: Greens (lettuce, kale, collards, mustard greens), carrots, beets, broccoli, and cabbage
  • Continually harvest before first frost
  • SYG accepts fruit orders in February (first come first serve basis)
  • Fruit varieties include: Bush Cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Liberty Apple, Pristine Apple
  • Fruit gets planted in late March through early April
  • Working with students ages 3rd grade and up, we help schools build new gardens.
  • Summer Constructions: June 1st - July 31st
  • Winter Constructions: November 1- February 28
  • Garlic varieties include both hard & soft neck varieties
  • Plant and mulch garlic November through December
Who We Are

Our Mission

To support schools in growing their own vegetable gardens that increase students’ access to healthy food, hands-on learning, and community building. We do this by providing new garden site consultations, low-cost plants and seeds for schools, free workshops and training for teachers, and other resources as needed.

Schoolyard Gardens Staff
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Taylor Pond

Schoolyard Gardens Specialist
Email: taylorp{at}
Phone: 816.931.3877 - Ext 316


Crystal Fritz

Garden Programs Manager
Email: crystal{at}
Phone: 816.931.3877 - Ext 314