Youth Education

Programs & resources to teach the next generation of farmers and gardeners

School & Community Field Trips

Rooted offers field trips for classroom and community groups from April through October. On field trips, students are active participants in the garden or on the farm. Field trips can be tailored to meet classroom learning goals.

AmeriCorps Farm to School Program

Through our AmeriCorps Farm to School Program, Rooted can provide schools with planning, development, and staffing for school gardens, in addition to providing other Farm to School (F2S) opportunities including garden-based and nutrition lessons and visits with local farmers.

Farm to Early Care and Education Resources

Rooted is proudly developing free Wisconsin farm to ECE resources for ECE providers, support organizations, food service staff, and food producers in the state.

Resources include information on purchasing local foods and preparing healthy snacks; hands-on learning about food and nutrition; gardening with young childre; and more.

Wisconsin School Garden Network

The Wisconsin School Garden Network (WSGN) is growing the school garden movement in our state by offering support for new and existing gardens that serve Wisconsin’s youth and all of the people who make these gardens possible.

WSGN is building a community of support for educators across the state to connect with and learn from each other.

Teaching in Nature's Classroom

Rooted, Life Lab, and the Wisconsin School Garden Network present Teaching in Nature’s Classroom, an online course for educators new to outdoor and garden-based learning, as well as educators who are experienced in the field, to consider best practices and reflect on their own teaching practice in outdoor learning environments, with a focus on school and community youth gardens.

Youth Education Sites


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