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EdEN Lab (Education, Evaluation,  

Nutrition) helps teachers promote learning and healthier living through hands-on school garden experiences.

School gardens are an amazing learning opportunity for kids. They help them connect with essential knowledge in almost every subject, and promote healthier lifestyles along the way. They’re also a great way to connect with nature. 

We’ve found that a little support can go a long way to helping teachers make the most of their school gardens and keep them thriving for years to come.

Dr. Jaimie Davis’ gardening and nutrition-based programs have reached thousands of students in the Greater Austin Area, with support from the National Institutes of Health and other donors.

No matter your level of experience, our evidence-based practices can help you grow as an educator. Apply for one of our programs or browse our free resources to learn more!


How We Can Help

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Outdoor learning takes more than a great curriculum. Our team can also help with training, evaluating and sustainability to keep your school garden working for you.



Outdoor learning

Nutrition education


Building and maintaining strong leadership

Helping to evaluate your school’s garden program


Promoting garden-based activities that help with fundraising

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Garden leadership

Uniting committees, clubs, school communities, parents, and support staff

Creating sustainable leadership teams

Who We Work With

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Want to fully integrate your garden into your school?

Our programs empower administrators, staff, and the wider community to promote and enjoy outdoor educational spaces!
Hear below from our past participants!

SproUTing Teachers

EdEN Interns

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