Earth Rebirth has spent the last decade helping countless schools develop a long-term plans for sustaining a school garden program. As a result, we have an award-winning reputation for our commitment and dedication to helping your school garden thrive. As of 2020, Norman Public Schools became one of the first districts in the state of Oklahoma to achieve 100% district participation in school gardening. We are very proud of our role in helping Norman Public Schools achieve this goal.
However, over 100 school districts in Oklahoma have moved to four-day school weeks since we set our goal in 2012 to help every school in Norman get a school garden. And in many of those districts, 70-80% of the students participate in assisted lunch programs. So if they aren't in school on Friday, what are they eating? This is our focus in 2020, bringing school gardens to the schools that need the most relief. As a part of our USDA Farm-to-School partnership, we have been able to provide a wide range of support to our school garden network. Below are some of the tools you can use improve your garden project, click and enjoy!
Do you need help building your school garden? If you are within a reasonable distance, Earth Rebirth consultants can help coordinate materials and help with the build day. Look through the garden your own growth services kit and see what best fits your needs. We have built dozens of raised beds, hoop houses, rain barrels, irrigation systems, and much more. We are here to help any way we can!
This is the most common way to help out (or get help) at your school garden. Earth Rebirth has trained and connected garden checkers to projects that need extra help for years. Do you need community service? Are you a parent waiting in line 30 minutes each afternoon for pick up? Are you retired and bored? Sign up as a garden checker and help your nearby school garden. Stop by weekly and water, weed, and/or report back to the school garden network.
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100% Participation in school gardening achieved in 2020. Click a highlighted school project to follow the project page on Facebook.