Through face to face network gatherings, leadership institutes, and the first-ever national school garden leadership conference we share best practices, resources and ideas.

SGSOs Unite!

We host network gatherings at like-minded national conferences for an average audience of 70 attendees per event.

Hosts and partnerships vary by gathering.

Gathering of SGSOs

Growing School Gardens Summit

First-Ever National School Garden Conference

April 22-25, 2022 in Denver, CO

As the first-ever national conference focused entirely on school gardening, the summit will unite 300-400 educators and leaders to share innovations and harness our collective power for future change.

Hosted by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation in partnership with Life Lab and the SGSO Network.

SGSO Leaders

Leadership Institute

December 4-9, 2022 – in Santa Cruz, CA

This week-long gathering provides an opportunity for 45 school garden leaders from 20 organizations across the country to collaborate, learn from one another, and develop resources to share with a national audience.

Hosted by Life Lab and Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with the SGSO Network.