Youth Gardening – People + Plants

 Youth Gardening

Author(s): Joe Muellenberg, Lesly Scott

Youth gardens are popping up everywhere: schools, parks, churches, and community centers. This new publication, part of our community garden series, covers:

  • the many benefits of youth gardens
  • how to start a youth garden
  • educational theory and garden design
  • safety and accessibility
  • tips for a low-maintenance youth garden
  • how to invite the community to participate in your garden


Youth Gardening will help you design, plan, and build a garden that will provide enrichment for years to come (8 pages; 2013).

 Youth Gardening is part of People+Plants: How to Grow a Community Garden, a multimedia series on how to build, maintain, and make the most of community gardens.


Want to learn more?

 Site Considerations (10-minute video)

Raised Bed and Container Gardening (7-minute video)

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