Each garden is full of stories. These stories inspire and unite us, and help the school garden movement in Wisconsin continue to grow. Here you will find feature-length stories highlighting successes and struggles of a wide array of garden-based education programs across Wisconsin. We hope they serve as a web of inspiration and resources from garden to garden and city to city.
If you have a story to share, please email Renata Solan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Borner Farm Project & Carpenter Nature Center Partner to Bring Garden-based Education to Malone Elementary School
A creative partnership between a local farm, a nature center, and an elementary school gives elementary school students in Prescott, WI access to farm- and garden-based education. Read »
Washburn High School
School Meets Challenge of Winter
Thanks to their high tunnel greenhouse, schools can extend the growing season to encompass more of the traditional school months and provide lots of fresh veggies for the school’s salad bar. Read »
Bilingual and Multicultural Education in Milwaukee
Successful Garden-Based Education Needs More than Plants
Even the most beautiful, well-kept youth garden can’t be successful if it does not meet the needs of the kids and the community. Read »
Lakeview Elementary School
Music Bring Educational Opportunities to the Garden
This month’s story exemplifies how sharing ideas can lead to innovative garden features and enhance educational opportunities for everyone. Read »
Mobile Nutrition Classroom
Creativity & resilience keep nutrition education alive
Milwaukee’s Mobile Nutrition Classroom is one of those projects. When you first hear of it, you can’t believe you’ve never encountered the idea before: the need it fills is obvious and the execution is creative and thoughtful. Read »