Sustaining a School Garden

There are many ways to sustain your school garden—from hosting events and celebrations to performing a self-assessment. For school gardens, sustainability beyond the initial installation is the real test of success.

Rating the Garden's Success

Evaluating the school garden project is an important piece to garden sustainability.

Celebrating the Garden

Hosting celebrations, ceremonies, and other events in the garden is one of the easiest ways to sustain it!


Create a Networking Notebook filled with expertise and valuable resources to support the school garden. Find other gardening schools to form a school gardening community!

Ongoing Fundraising

Keep the money and goods coming in…garden expansion and the sweet smell of success can be good reasons to get more people and resources involved in the project.