Strong school garden teams continue to seek, cultivate, and include participants from within the school as well as from the broader community.

Schools that are eager to involve the community, especially parents, have the greatest success because they:
  • encourage visits by community members
  • provide easy access to tools and materials for volunteer use
  • build educational or recreational components into the garden experience
  • invite community members to contribute wealth and wisdom and to play a role in active gardening

These practices keep the level of involvement and commitment high.