Build a Garden for a Healthier Planet

Help the Student Conservation Association plant seeds of conservation by building your own vegetable or herb garden. At a time when so many are staying at home and practicing social distancing, creating a green space of your own can be a positive boost to your day while helping the planet. You can make a difference by planting vegetables and herbs, adding a compost, and more! 
 
Learn about sustainable gardening - everything from how to get started to how to create a circular system with composting - by watching the video modules below! (originally created to celebrate Earth Day)
 
 

How can I start my garden?

You can start a garden by creating a seed starter (shown below) or repurposing containers (as seen in the video above). A seed starter is seeds planted in a biodegradable pot that you can grow at home or at your desk. Seed starters are a great way to jump-start your garden this spring. Once planted be sure to mist the seeds regularly and watch out for sprouts! A repurposed container can be a great option to start a garden from the comfort of your home, a small apartment or a countryside house. Check out the video module above to learn more! 
 
 

What is compost and how can I add it to my garden? 

Compost is comprised of decomposed organic materials including fruit and vegetable scraps and garden clippings. This nutrient-rich material is commonly used to supplement existing soil in spaces such as raised beds and potted plants, which helps improve plants’ health and create a more circular system. Composting is great for the environment and gardens. It provides a boost of nutrients to your garden helping them remain healthy year after year, while reducing the amount of debris that goes to landfills. Check out the video below to learn more!
 

How do I plant my seedlings and maintain my garden?

Once your seeds have grown into a healthy plant, you can transplant them into your garden or into a larger planter. Compost is a great addition to jump start your plants’ growth once transplanted!

 
 
You can support our planet by planting a veggie or herb garden this spring. Share your story with us at #SCAConserve.