"With an integrated program approach, Ground Works/SD Ag in the Classroom utilizes teaching gardens, summer camps, and computer programs to deliver lessons in STEAM education, agriculture literacy, and student leadership. Ground Works/ SD Ag in the Classroom seeks to invite all to the conversation to increase connections to classrooms and communities in SD."
- Cindy Heidelberger, VP of Operations. Co-founder
Established the fall of 2011, Ground Works Midwest began with the vision of a unique learning program for students and communities through establishment of our Teaching Garden program. This vision grew when YES (Youth Eating Smart) camps were developed and showed promising results for students in local schools and community programs. Ground Works Midwest expanded once more when it became the lead agency for South Dakota Agriculture in the Classroom. These programs work together to create innovative and inspired curriculum for students and communities across South Dakota.