Garden Toolkit

The South Carolina Garden Toolkit was created by members of the South Carolina Farm to Institution Program. The Garden Toolkit was prepared to assist you in implementing a garden in your community. We wish you the best of luck and would love to hear your success stories!

If you are looking to start a garden at your school or child care center, you may need help encouraging others.

The first step is to create a team who can work together to plan, create, maintain and sustain the garden.

The garden committee will be most successful in starting a garden with a plan in place.

A basic understanding of key aspects of gardening will give you the necessary knowledge for executing the garden.

From watering to fertilizing, ongoing maintenance and monitoring is important for a plentiful, long-lasting garden

Once the garden has produced fresh fruits and vegetables, it is time to harvest with your students.

The garden does not have to be in full bloom before it can be used as a tool for learning in the classroom.

It’s important to think about ways to sustain these efforts with funding and resources to keep the garden thriving.

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