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Seed St. Louis’ School Program supports over 90 youth-oriented network gardens throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Clair Illinois and Madison County Illinois. Through this program, Seed St. Louis provides free seeds and seedlings, network-wide gardening contests, tool loans, site visits, a free garden curriculum, the chance for network gardens to apply for garden expansion grants, professional development opportunities, and the opportunity to apply for individualized, direct garden support.

Professional Development

Seed St. Louis offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for school and youth programs. Professional development topics include, but are not limited to, Building Capacity in the Garden, Outdoor Classroom Management, Using the Garden to Teach, and Summer Maintenance in the Garden. School programs that would like to receive professional development from Seed St. Louis may submit requests to [email protected]

Seed to STEM Individualized Garden Support

Seed St. Louis’s Seed to STEM program provides support for network youth programs who wish to increase community and student engagement in the garden. Working closely with administrators and staff, Seed St. Louis creates plans that build capacity in the garden and prepare educators to increase academic engagement using the school garden.
During the application period, interested garden leaders can apply to receive direct, individualized support from a Seed St. Louis staff member. If selected, the educator will meet with the garden leaders to determine if the school would most benefit from a plan that focuses on community outreach and capacity building or curriculum support and academic engagement. The Seed St. Louis staff member will then work with the garden leaders and garden committee to set up a unique plan that incorporates best practices that are tailored to the garden program’s needs. The plan will be implemented over the course of one school semester.
Two application periods will be open each school year, one in June/ July (for the fall semester) and one in December/ January (for the spring semester).

For questions or more information on the Seed to STEM program, contact [email protected] or call 314.588.9600 ext. 114.


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