Wisconsin School Garden Initiative
WSGI's Special Edition Newsletter is a collection of Wisconsin school garden stories that made it to the media in 2015. This is a great place to be inspired, gather ideas, and reflect on all the incredible opportunities that school gardens offer to Wisconsin youth. You can also Share Your Garden Story with WSGI, and we'll get it in a future newsletter!
What is WSGI?
The Wisconsin School Garden Initiative, or WSGI, is working to build a statewide network among Wisconsin garden educators. We hope that joining forces and sharing resources will make youth gardens stronger, and that stronger gardens will continue to improve the health of Wisconsin children. WSGI also works to support new and existing gardens at schools, after school sites, and early childhood centers.
The momentum behind school gardens in strong, and for good reason: research shows that gardens help improve child health, and can be used as a tool for academic instruction. Wisconsin is full of passionate educators who have seen how gardens can make a difference in the lives of their students, and even more educators who envision a garden and want to get started.
Follow the WSGI navigation bars to get involved, access school garden resources, read school garden stories, and locate school gardens across Wisconsin.
We hope you'll join WSGI's network of school garden supporters by subscribing to our newsletter - you'll hear from us once a month, and add your voice to those calling for gardens as essential elements in Wisconsin schools.