Growing School Gardens Summit
March 15-18, 2024
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines – San Diego, California
From the Main Stage 2022
A gathering to inform, inspire & invigorate the school garden movement
A national gathering designed to support our shared work to strengthen the school garden movement at local and national levels so that all children and youth can have vibrant, resilient school garden programs.
June 28 – Scholarship Applications Due
July 31 – Call for Presenters & Lightning Talks Close
September – Registration Opens*
Summit Dates – March 15-18, 2024
*The 2022 Summit sold out a month before the summit.
Location, Hotel & Costs
San Diego is home to a robust school garden scene including one of the largest farm to school programs in the nation and multiple school garden support organizations.
We will gather at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
$190 Per Room Per Night
2022 Summit Field Trip
At the 2024 School Garden Support Professionals will...
- Join a national assembly of ~500 professionals through the School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network.
- Share diverse perspectives and take home inspiring ideas and innovations on building and sustaining vibrant and resilient programs.
- Discover promising practices from one another, so they don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
- Engage in offsite school garden tours.
- Gain a new spring in their step.
2022 Summit – From the Main Stage
What Took Place at the 2022 Summit in Denver
Guided by our Commitments and Values, the 2022 summit provided an innovative recipe for learning, including:
- Abundant, intentional opportunities to make authentic connections, build community, and learn from one another
- Workshop sessions led by school garden professionals
- Field experiences to explore innovative food and garden programs in Denver Area
- Engaging general sessions, including seasoned experts as well as inspirational school garden leaders taking the stage for the first time
- An Emerging Leaders Program to support young professionals in the field
- Opportunities to explore how we can work together to advance the national school garden movement
View 2022 Summit Overview
Friendship Public Charter School, Washington D.C.
Stay Engaged in the School Garden Movement
Join the SGSO Network to …
- Be informed of the 2024 Summit Announcement
- Attend Peer-led Webinars
- Engage in our Online Forum
- Explore Promising Practices of Successful School Garden Programs
Celebrate the power and purpose of school gardens with your community
- Watch our Growing School Garden Video Collection
Read about the value and benefits of school gardens..
The Growing School Gardens Summit is hosted by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in Partnership with Life Lab and the School Garden Support Organization (SGSO) Network. Learn more about this collaboration.
Sponsorship and collaboration inquiries – LyndseyWaugh@sprouts.com
Media inquiries – MollyBrown@sprouts.com