Challenges

The school can expect to face some challenges in sustaining its educational garden. Gardens often spring up with enthusiasm and loads of energy, but suffer declining interest and lack of commitment after they are established.

Keeping Everyone Involved and Committed

Continuing to seek out and cultivate relationships with garden participants within both the school and community is key to sustaining a successful garden.

Commitment to Integrate Curricula

Integration of the garden across teaching and learning goals is essential to the gardenís success.

Individual School Challenges

Some schools face challenges that are unique to their circumstances.

Staff Turnover and Team Changes

Losing key staff can be challenging but also an opportunity to recruit new staff with fresh ideas.