School Gardens

School Garden programs help students understand the natural landscape of Illinois as well as the food production process by experiencing it firsthand. These raised-bed gardens can be native plants, food gardens, or a mix, depending on the school’s needs. Climate Cycle will work with applicants to determine the size and scope of the gardens, and in some cases may suggest starting with classroom herb gardens in order to introduce students to the precepts of botany before the larger garden is planted.

Climate Cycle has funded School Garden projects in the following High Schools and Elementary Schools:

Perspectives IIT/Math & Science Academy High School

Smyser Elementary School