Here are some of the many ways to join the school gardening movement in Sonoma County:
Season the stew by becoming an Individual or Sustaining Member
As an individual or sustaining member, your support of the School Garden Network puts you at the center of our efforts to promote sustainable garden and nutrition-based learning programs in Sonoma County schools. Click here to donate and learn more about our personal membership programs.
Participate in the SGN Community Forum
This is SGN’s community bulletin board, where information is exchanged about curricular resources, free seeds and plants, workshops, grants, and what’s happening at school gardens in and beyond the county. Join the forums by registering yourself on this site and view or create new topics!
Keep informed through Our Quarterly Newsletter
School Garden Network publishes seasonal newsletters full of information about SGN programs, spotlights on school gardens in Sonoma County, upcoming events, grant resources, curriculum links, seasonal recipes, activities and lessons. Click here to read past issues and sign up for the newsletter.
Become a School Member of SGN
SGN is now offering a free membership program for Sonoma County schools. SGN members will qualify for discounts at local businesses and will receive early announcements of free seeds, plants and other resources. Click here to learn more about the membership program and to sign up.
Join a School Garden Network Committee
Most of SGN’s work is accomplished by committees that focus on one aspect of what SGN does. We can always use help! Consider joining one of our committees to pursue your interests, use your skills and grow more school gardens. Click here to learn more about SGN Committees.
OAEC Teacher Training
In Sonoma County we are fortunate to have one of the top school garden teacher training programs in the country. One-week residential trainings are held by the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center two to three times during the summer. For more information, go to the OAEC website.
Volunteer at a School
School gardens are often run by volunteer teachers and parents. If a school near you already has a garden, it may need more helping hands. Ask at the school office, since all volunteers need to be checked out for the children’s safety. You may also join our SGN forum and post your desire to volunteer.