Family Garden Gatherings

As part of our work supporting school gardens in the Salt Lake City School District, Wasatch Community Gardens partners with several Title 1 elementary schools (schools that serve predominantly low-income students) to host our Family Garden Gatherings program. Family Garden Gatherings are gatherings of parents, teachers, and administrators who meet regularly throughout the growing season to help maintain their school gardens, learn about gardening, and share recipes using the produce they grow. At the end of the season, we compile the recipes families have shared into books to distribute to participating families and schools. We host the garden gathering sessions in both Spanish and English and print the recipes in both languages. The garden gathering meetings are a place for parents and families to engage with their child's school and a great opportunity for the school community to connect over shared food and garden work.