First Tuesday Zoom Meetings
Our upcoming zoom meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • April 5

  • May 5

  • September 6

  • October 4

  • November 1

  • December 6

All meetings start at 3:45 p.m. and will promptly end by 4:30 p.m.
Please use this Zoom link  This is a recurring meeting so you can use the same link every time!

Teaching Garden Locations

Hayward Elementary
Axtell Park Alt School
McGovern Middle School
Dell Rapids Elementary
Boys and Girls Club
Sioux Falls Lutheran School
Garfield Elementary
Axtell Success Center
Holy Spirit Catholic School
Sioux Falls Christian
Worthing Elementary
Journey Elementary
Ben Reifel Middle School
Sioux Valley Elementary
Harrisburg North MS
Douglas Middle School


Demonstration Garden Locations

Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum
Hefty Seed Co./ Ag PhD.
Southeast Tech


Ground Works is committed to providing innovative education resources to elementary and middle school teaching garden programs that inspire students, teachers, and communities. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, the non-profit, Ground Works, provides innovative resources and technical support to elementary and middle school teaching garden programs in South Dakota. Ground Works school teaching garden network inspires learners:


  •  To excel academically

  •  To practice the skills of being a great neighbor

  •  To begin habits for personal wellness

  •  To engage in environmental stewardship​​

Ground Works uses raised garden beds which measure 4'x10'x24", are ADA compliant, aesthetically pleasing, and ensure ease of access for both students and teachers. Ground Works partners with its own "garden engineers" who are trained Master Gardeners to develop high quality building plans and materials.

Teacher Innovation Grant Application

Click here for more information about our Teaching Garden Coaches Program.

Interested in using grow lights to start your plants indoors? Watch these videos for more information.