This program aims to assist teachers in launching school gardens. Got Dirt? has helped establish school and learning center gardens all across the state, from Janesville to La Crosse, Washburn to Neenah. When kids are involved in the growing process, they are more likely eat a wider variety of vegetables. The initiative offers free training on basic gardening skills and obtaining funding for supplies. The website also gives a brief overview of four types of small gardens - cold frames, containers, raised beds, and microfarms (portable, indoor gardens) - plus links to in-depth manuals for each.
Got Dirt? also has a blog with additional tips and information. There is even an annual contest, funded by Welch's, to provide 100 schools nationwide with a starter garden. The deadline for entry is February 11, 2011, so don't delay in submitting an application for your school!