About Square Foot Gardening

Our Mission Statement:

SFG raised bed with harvest basket

To teach self sustainability and reliance through gardening.
To promote a lifestyle that manages your health in a positive manner.

About Square Foot Gardening

The Square Foot Gardening Foundation started back in 1981 when our Founder, Mel Bartholomew asked a few simple questions – much like the ones we are still hearing today about gardening.

Why do we plant in long rows?
Why do we plant so many seeds?
Why is there so much work?
Why do I want to weed?
Why should I garden?

Here at the Square Foot Gardening Foundation we are on a mission to change the World and make a difference locally. We believe that eating a plant based diet can help improve your life so significantly we are dedicated to using every resource we have available to reach as many of you as possible.

Today our Foundation has grown much beyond the original mission of education on a case by case need. We have our Square Foot Gardening Store that will provide you with all the materials you need to be successful – both methodology and physical products.

SFG 3 Day SymposiumWe focus on Certification of Instructors in your community, so that you have a resource locally to help you achieve your goals while having someone who knows all about your backyard.

Schools and kids are our passion – we work hard every day to provide your schools and teachers with the curriculum and program for success – want to help us provide those dreams? Visit our donate page to learn more.

Thank you for all your support!