Garbage to Gardens
Educational program and resource
‘Garbage to Gardens’ is a set of lessons designed to introduce students to the concept of the “recycled garden.” The activities were initially developed by the Smithsonian Gardens Green Team for use as educational demonstrations, and then later expanded upon by our Education department to promote environmental awareness to our visitors and local communities.
‘Garbage to Gardens’ addresses several issues pertaining to sustainability including water conservation, recycling, and natural gardening techniques. Students will be involved in hands-on activities ranging from creating compost to exploring the quantity of available water on earth. We want students to feel critically engaged with the environment around them and understand their role in it.