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Food Is Love

We get excited about the ways that Learning Gardens can help students learn about real food: where it comes from, how it grows, what it tastes like, and how it impacts their health.   But we also hope that Learning Gardens help students discover that real food—nutritious, delicious food—is love. Real food is love from […]


Winter Workshop Resources

Fall has settled in, temperatures have dipped, and the end of the growing season is just around the corner. Yet, several (exciting!) Learning Garden opportunities remain, including harvesting fall crops, preparing delicious recipes, and planting garlic in anticipation of next spring. Check out our resources below for guidance with winding down the growing season and […]


Kicking Off our Second Year of Garden Bites

Thanks to the generosity of the Walmart Foundation, Garden Bites, our nutrition and health curriculum for Learning Garden students, co-authored with our partner Common Threads, is back in schools across the country and our second year is already shaping up to be even bigger and better than the first! We are excited to be expanding […]


Teacher Spotlight: Cheryleta Cooney, Chicago

“They’re getting their hands dirty, they’re planting, they’re understanding.” When Cheryleta Cooney took over the Earle Stem Elementary Learning Garden, she set her sights on making it truly great, expanding the program to multiple grades and giving more students the opportunity to love and experience the garden. With her hard work, the Learning Garden has […]


Back-to-School Learning Garden Resources

It’s almost that time: time to enjoy the bounty of the summer harvest with your students!  To make things as easy as possible when you head back to school this fall, The Kitchen Community has a number of resources to help schools harvest summer crops, track their harvests, and transition to a fall garden.  Check […]