Increase green space and gardens 

Did you know?

  • Students perform better when they get time to enjoy and interact with nature
  • CPS partners with local organizations like Openlands Opens in a new window icon., Greencorps Chicago Opens in a new window icon., and the Chicago Botanic Garden Opens in a new window icon. to install and maintain school gardens
  • About half of Chicago Public Schools have school gardens or campus parks

What can I do?

  • Help your school use and/or maintain its school garden.
  • Join the Green Teacher Network Opens in a new window icon. and learn how to use school gardens in your current curriculum.


Eager to set-up a school garden? Check out Chicago Botanic Garden’s guide to school gardening Opens in a new window icon..


For questions or suggestions, please contact Opens in a new window icon.


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Page Last Modified on Thursday, April 07, 2011

Contact information
CPS Environmental Affairs
125 South Clark Street 17th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Phone: (773) 553-3161
Email: Opens in a new window icon.