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Doing Good With KidsGardening

New Meadowscaping Guides

We are thrilled to team up with our longtime friends at KidsGardening to bring you two FREE activity guides on meadowscaping with kids. There is a guide for educators and caregivers for hands-on activities, and a guide for creating a meadow planting just about anywhere.

Head to to dig in!  

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The mission of KidsGardening is to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. They offer inspiration and support to educators and families by way of grants, original educational resources and activities, and by cultivating a community of practice.

American Meadows started working with KidsGardening in 2017 and has been a sponsor of the KidsGardening Youth Garden Grant since 2021. Together, we are committed to getting more kids engaged in learning through the garden.

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We believe the garden is a classroom! This student is part of a classroom that was awarded a Kids Gardening Youth Garden Grant.

A Growing Legacy

Beginning with 50 awards in 1982, KidsGardening’s Youth Garden Grant is the oldest and longest-running award of its kind. This award is designed to build capacity for school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities.

For 40 years, KidsGardening has served as a premier support provider for youth garden programs nationwide. KidsGardening’s resources reach over 3.8 million young people annually, helping them engage their natural curiosity and acquire new learning through hands-on gardening experiences. 

See the 2024 Youth Garden Grant Recipients Here 

KidsGardening Resources & Activities

If you are looking for fun, engaging, and educational activities to do with kids at home or at school, KidsGardening has amazing resources available on their website! 

  • Fun Garden Activities provide opportunities for families or groups to learn together while encouraging love for nature and the environment.
  • Their Lesson Plans inspire students' natural curiosity and wonder with hands-on learning experiences and inquiry-based exploration.
  • Their Growing Ideas Blog provides resources, activity ideas, and more for gardeners of all ages.