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. 

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Key Dates


Workshop Session Sign-Ups Open February 6

Summit Dates – March 15-18, 2024

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, North County San Diego

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$200 Per Room Per Night Lodging Details

La Jolla Torrey Pines

2022 Summit Field Trip

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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.
       View the 2024 Agenda Snapshot

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.

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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
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Hosted By
In Partnership With
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