Dig’n the Dirt Program


“When you choose to plant a garden with children, the world is on track to becoming a healthier place.”
– Elicia Fritsch, Dig’n the Dirt Founder

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Today’s youths are spending more and more time indoors, causing a disconnection from the natural world. This decrease in outdoor activity has contributed to an increase in diseases like obesity and juvenile diabetes, social dysfunction, and behavioral issues.
Our Cobb County Green School Educators agree that their time is better spent teaching your student(s) in an engaging, interactive environment. One solution? Get them into the garden!
Garden programs provide a dynamic environment where children can learn and play at the same time. They experiment, discover, gain confidence, build self-esteem, and gain an appreciation for the amount of work required to bring food to the table.

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The purpose of the Dig’n the Dirt Program include:


  • Providing opportunities to children through school gardens to experience and study nature.
  • Teaching students how to grow and appreciate fruits, vegetables and flowers.
  • Connecting the relationships between math, science and the food children eat through gardening.
  • Overcoming nature-deficit disorders with just a few hours of wonder in the garden.

Application period for school year 2016-2017 is now closed.