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School Gardens
Anwatin Dowling Loring Lyndale Nellie Stone Johnson

FREE School Garden Training - Click here to register!

Building Garden Momentum over the Winter
October 22, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
MPS Culinary Center | 812 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis

Join MPS Culinary & Wellness Services and Spark-Y Youth Action Labs for a FREE school garden training. Hear what’s happening in gardens around the district, learn best practices for winterizing your garden, explore hands-on garden lessons for your classroom, and apply for some EXCITING new garden resources and opportunities for MPS schools! You'll also get to check out the new outdoor learning space at the Culinary Center.

Everyone who attends this training will be entered to win a FREE raised garden bed with built-in irrigation (valued at $1700) for your school! Everyone is invited. This training is FREE and open to any parent, staff, or community member who supports a MPS school garden or would like to support a future school garden! Please click here to register for the training.

Questions? Please email Kate Seybold, Farm to School Coordinator. 


Did you know that MPS has over 30 school gardens in our district?

School gardens are a fantastic way to bring more hands-on learning to Minneapolis schools! The gardens serve as a fun and exciting place to bring what kids are learning in their classrooms and translate it into tangible experiences. The gardens also provide schools with a great resource for teaching agriculture and nutrition education.

No two gardens are the same! Schools are able to tailor their gardens to meet the needs of their students, staff, and community. Are you interested in learning more about MPS school gardens? Send us an email


Roosevelt High School does an amazing job of involving their school and community in their gardens! Roosevelt partners with SPARK-Y to teach students how to grow greens and herbs from aquaponics systems. In fact, this year, Roosevelt introduced a new elective course focused on aquaponics and green houses. Roosevelt also worked with their shop class to build greenhouses for the garden. To manage and harvest the garden, Roosevelt established the RUF (Roosevelt Urban Farming) Squad, an after school club meeting every Thursday. 

GARDEN TO CAFETERIA PROGRAM:  2019 - 2020 School Year

Through our Garden to Cafeteria Program, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services will buy produce from a school garden and serve it in the school's lunchroom! We are excited to be partnering with ten MPS schools for our 2019-2020 Garden to Cafeteria Program: Anthony Middle, Anwatin Middle, Edison High, Howe Elementary, Lyndale Elementary, ellie Stone Johnson Elementary, Northeast Middle, Roosevelt High, and South High.