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Garden Coach

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Want to start a garden?  Hire the Wylde Center’s Garden Coach team.

Gardens build healthy minds, bodies, and communities.  Gardens connect people to the environment, their food, and the people around them.  When you start a garden and invite people in, you see greener futures unfold for everyone.

This is especially true for school gardens, where students participate in hands-on outdoor learning that reinforces their classroom curriculum as they try new foods become environmental stewards.  Say you want to plant a garden at your school – but where do you start?  Or maybe you already have a garden, but don’t know how exactly to take care of it.  Or all of your plants are wilting – what’s wrong, and what do you do?  School gardens can be daunting, especially for parents and teachers who don’t have horticulture training.

To lend a green thumb, the Wylde Center offers its Garden Coach services for schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations to help start gardens and keep them going.


  • Our experienced staff have studied agriculture, horticulture, sustainability, and school garden practices, as well as cultivatedtheir knowledge through years of industry experience.
  • These Garden Coaches will come to you and help you answer the tough questions: Where should we build the garden beds?  How should we build the garden beds?    What do we put in the garden?  How do we take care of it?  Whether it’s seasonal growing, soil building, crop rotation, watering, composting, or pest management, we help you find the solution that’s right for you.
  • Finally, hands-on garden work is who we are.  Our Wylde Center staff lead workdays to help with all of your garden needs, from bed building to irrigation to planting – all while teaching you and your volunteers these same valuable techniques.
  • Even better, our highly trained Education staff can help you transform your garden into a hands-on learning experience for all ages!

The Wylde Center offers a number of different services and packages  to meet all of your school garden needs:

Site Visit and Consultation
Site Drawing
Workday Led by a Garden Coach
Installation Package
Seasonal Planting Package
Seasonal Learning Package
Education Program Discount