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

School Gardener Gatherings

We host networking gatherings for school garden professionals at like-minded national conferences for an average audience of 70 attendees per event.

Hosts and partnerships vary by gathering.

Growing School Gardens Summit

Stay tuned for 2026 dates and location!

A national conference focused entirely on school gardening, the Summit will unite 600 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

2024 Dates TBD – 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.

Application details coming soon.

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