Celebrate Green Apple

Dig Into Schoolyard Gardens Planting Week 2017

  1. Set your garden project date and register it as a Green Apple Day of Service – this is a forward facing database that helps us track our collective activity happening here in MN for schoolyard gardens and allows us to join in the power and energy of others working to green their schools globally.
  2. Notify Steph Leonard, sleonard@usgbc.org, you’d like to be added to the resource list for schoolyard garden support and tell us what you need – volunteers, materials, promotion, etc.
  3. Dig in!

Read Governor Dayton’s 2017 Schoolyard Garden Planting Week Proclamation!

Want to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor? Individuals and teams encouraged, sponsorship opportunities available, and expertise welcome! Contact Steph Leonard today.

Check out highlights from last year’s Schoolyard Garden Planting Week and read about our 2016 kick-off.


Schoolyard gardens: teachers, schools, and community members growing environmental stewards by providing outdoor, hands-on learning experiences. Thanks to these awesome leaders for registering their 2016 planting project!

Belwin Outdoor Science
Bluff Creek Elementary
Caledonia Area Elementary
Clara Barton Open School
Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom
Crossroads School and Vocational Center
Eagle Lake Elementary
East Union Elementary
Franklin Elementary
Gage Elementary
Good Shepherd
Hamline Elementary
Hiawatha Collegiate High School
Hoover Elementary
Kennedy Elementary
Macalaster Mulch Garden
Murray Middle School
North Branch Area Middle School
Northrop Elementary
Peter Hobart Elementary
Rice St. Gardens
Rivers Edge Academy
Roosevelt Elementary
Rosa Parks Elementary
Saint Josephs Home for Children
Seward Montessori
Shakopee Area High School
Spring Lake Park
South High School
Waite Park
Westview Elementary School

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Green Apple Day of Service gives youth, parents, teachers, school staff, companies, and organizations the opportunity to help transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places through community-based service projects in stewardship to the earth. As an initiative of the Center for Green Schools, Green Apple projects get shared on a larger scale – allowing for more impact. Although the official Green Apple Day is in September, MN Green Schools Coalition promotes and highlights Green Apple projects all year.

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