Garden Train's mission is to grow community!
Created by a member of the state-mandated parent advocacy body Community Education Council District 15 (CEC15) with the support of its members, Garden Train is a Brooklyn District 15 school gardens consortium that believes public school gardens are the ideal vehicle to grow community. By creating a network of garden leaders with support from Grow to Learn, we take the values that reinforce each of our individual gardens and expand them to the larger community: environmental stewardship, social development, healthy lifestyle, academic achievement and active citizenship. Garden Train is a affiliated with CEC15 through the organization's founder and some shared goals, but is a separate entity.
Garden Train is a group of teachers, parents, community members, garden leaders and advocates living and working in School District 15. We foster connections and gain more support for our school gardens and other community spaces working in environmental education. By linking our gardens with each other and to our community organizations, neighbors and local businesses, we strengthen each other.
""We all do better when we all do better""