Here are some of the many ways to join the school gardening movement in Sonoma County:
School Garden Network 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!
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.