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School Garden Resources

Resources at Extension

Extension Master GardenerSM volunteers (EMGV) offer school garden mentors who can provide the following services: 

Site visit and Consultation

  • Garden site selection and planning.
  • Advice on garden team development. 

Gardening Questions

  • Garden construction and planting plans.
  • Garden advice on how to plant, water, weed, mulch, harvest, etc.
  • Information on where to get materials.
  • OR Extension Master Gardener volunteer Infoline, to answer garden questions: (336)641-2404 or

Seed Donations

  • Seeds to Share is an event for school and community gardens to receive free herb, vegetable, and flower seeds for their gardens. The event is the first Saturday in February in Greensboro and the second Saturday in February in High Point.
  • N.C. Cooperative Extension of Guilford County keeps a supply of seeds for donation year-round. Ask Quina Weber-Shirk!

Gardening and Nutrition Curriculum

  • Guilford County 4-H: standards-aligned, hands-on classroom curriculum for K-12 (some with rentable kits), contact our office at (336) 641-2400
  • Junior Master Gardener: curriculum K-5 and 6-8
  • Life Lab
  • Edible Schoolyard: lessons for 6-8
  • Nourish: curriculum and videos for K-12 about food and food systems

Up-to-Date Grant Opportunities

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