School Garden Support & Training

SFC's Grow Local helped teachers, parents, and community members in the Austin area start, use, and sustain successful school gardens through training and educational materials. School gardens can serve as an outdoor classroom for multiple subjects and connect students to the food system.


Training and Resources

SFC resources and are available for download here:

Additional resources from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Farm Fresh Initiative:


  • Starting a Garden: Get approval from your campus and district administration first. If you are an AISD school interested in starting or expanding a garden, submit an AISD Application for Schoolyard Improvement Projects. AISD Facilities staff will review and approve the application.