The Bullock Garden Project, Inc.
Plant a Seed, Grow a Future!
What is The Bullock Garden Project?
We are PASSIONATE about education and the environment. We asked ourselves, “How can we invigorate learning while reconnecting children with the earth while helping to smash food insecurity?” The answer was clear:
Not only does a garden beautify a space, but it can also be utilized to teach children about the delicate balance between the ecosystem and the interdependence of Earth’s organisms while showing them how to grow their own healthy food.
But there’s a problem...
Gardens cost money to build and maintain. The good news, once established, it is possible to maintain for less. The not so great news? Too many school districts just don’t have the funding to support garden initiatives.
Here’s what we’re doing about it...
We started the Bullock Children’s Garden, in Glassboro, NJ. Within our first year, we won the first-ever Best in New Jersey Award from the NJ Department of Agriculture. As the awards and recognition began rolling in, we had so many requests for help in creating garden spaces for children and youth. As a way to repay the kindness of the hundreds of donors and volunteers from across the United States in building an educational garden for the children of Dorothy L. Bullock Elementary School, we became determined to pass on the good deed by helping other schools and organizations build/create gardens as well.
And here’s how it’s going to change the world...
Children need to have the opportunity to reconnect with nature while gaining valuable academic experiences. By helping schools and organizations build, maintain, and utilize gardens children of all backgrounds and needs gain access to free, healthy foods they have grown THEMSELVES.
Want to see kids eat a bunch of fresh, raw veggies? Let them grow it!
Garden education crosses all areas and levels of academia. You name it, you can teach it through garden-based learning. Gardens provide an amazing opportunity for hands-on, project-based learning for ALL children. Teaching children how to garden & the academics behind it can also lead to children who pursue future careers & hobbies in the green industry. Gardening in school can spark future gardeners, landscapers, sustainable engineers, biologists…you name it. It all starts with a seed, and as we say…
PLANT SEEDS, GROW FUTURES!