Across Texas, school and child care center gardens provide invaluable lessons in nutrition and agriculture. Whether it is in a major city, suburb or a quiet rural community, most successful and sustainable gardens start with a road map. This guide will help a garden coordination team get off to a great start and prepare for long-term success.
This is the first tool in the Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Let's Get Growing
four part series. The guide is divided into five major steps: Prepare, Design, Communicate, Execute, Evaluate, and Improve. Each step builds on the previous one.
Mission and Vision Template
Download this PDF to guide conversations around the development of a clear and impactful mission and vision statements. The mission and vision statements help teams to establish and communicate garden goals and set the stage for garden success.
Garden Program Assessment Meeting Planner
Download this tool to keep garden team meetings on track and organized. Use this guide to create a meeting agenda to ensure each meeting is impactful and productive.
Garden Project Tracker
Keep track of garden project steps and progress. One sheet can be used for the entire garden project or create a new sheet for each individual project.