Skip Navigation LinksSchoolCommunityGardens

nutrition education and obesity prevention branch (NEOPB)

School and Community Gardens

Visit a School or Community Gardens in California and you’ll soon discover that there is a lot more growing than kale and cucumbers.  Gardens are a place where children, parents, and adults of all ages can learn about nutrition and be physically active.  Gardens increase the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in areas that don’t have full-service grocery stores.  They promote neighborhood pride by beautifying the environment.  And, they often serve as hubs of cooperation and civic engagement.

SNAP-Ed supports School and Community Gardens by providing workshops, webinars, and training resources on gardening planning and sustainability, pre-school and K-12 outdoor education curricula, and the development of partnerships with community organizations, teachers, local governments, and volunteers.

Visit Training & Event Calendar for upcoming training.


Facilitator's Guide

Thinking Outside the Planter Box: Growing Your School & Community Gardens (Word, 13.8MB)


Thinking Outside the Planter Box:  Growing Your School & Community Gardens (PPT, 25.4MB)


Coming Soon!


California SNAP-Ed Connection - Evidence-Based Interventions

Additional Resources

The resources listed below are intended to complement California SNAP-Ed trainings provided.  For questions on allowability of use in implementing SNAP-Ed activities, please contact your SNAP-Ed State Implementing Agency contact for clarification and guidance.
The Collective School Garden Network
University of California Cooperative Extension
Let's Move
ChangeLab Solutions Joint Use Agreements
Harvest of the Month

Page Last Updated :