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How To: Harvest From Your Spring Garden

Memphis gardens have been planted and are in full swing as the end of the school year quickly approaches! This season, our schools tried out themed gardens for the first time. Spring Salad Garden: lettuce, mustard greens, and borage Root Veggie Garden: carrots, beets, turnips, radish Plant Parts Garden: kale, fennel, nasturtium, Swiss chard, cilantro, […]


Thank You Notes from Riverwood Elementary

Our favorite time of year has finally arrived – Spring! As temperatures rise and last season’s garlic starts peeking out from the soil, we know the time has come for garden builds and planting days, for schedules filled with class after class of children poking, prodding, smelling, tasting, and exploring their Learning Garden. Now is […]


First Annual Memphis Garden Gala

This Mardi Gras, we let the good times roll for the first annual Memphis Garden Gala! The inaugural theme was Mardis Gras Masquerade with Memphians appearing at the Fedex Event Center in their New Orleans finest. Cocktail hour featured the Mighty Souls Brass Band, creative cocktails, and an amazing array of guests competing to win […]


Learning Garden Champion Breakfast in Memphis

On Monday, February 20th, 50 principals, teachers, and administrators from Shelby County Schools, Achievement School District, and Jubilee Catholic Schools gathered in at the Memphis Teaching & Learning Academy to attend an appreciation breakfast co-hosted by Shelby County Schools and Big Green. The convening of principals and Garden Team leaders from schools with Learning Gardens […]


Free Seeds for your Learning Garden!

Seeds for everyone! Every year seed companies across the country gather their seeds from the past year and donate them to school gardens. Through these donations, schools can receive a variety of FREE seeds as well as grow and learn about new and unique varieties! Here are two companies that are ready to donate seeds […]