School and youth gardens not only improve children's' understanding of healthy food choices and their desire for fresh fruits and vegetables, but also contribute to their improved school performance, behavior and academic skills. Moreover, gardens provide opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. For all of these reasons, our network’s mission is to promote and support the establishment of a functioning garden at every school and preschool/childcare site in the state. The network can provide opportunities for training, support, networking and resources for school and youth learning programs. Below are some of the partner organizations.