The University of Alabama Partnership

Through our hands-on classes, Schoolyard Roots teaches UA students how to grow vegetables, teach project-based lessons, and build community through food.

uapartnershipUniversity students are critical to our work! Through service-learning initiatives and key partnerships, UA students allow our programs to thrive.

Since 2010, UA students have contributed in meaningful ways to our organization and toward our mission. UA students have cared for gardens, built vermicompost systems, sold produce at local farmers markets, constructed a beautiful greenhouse and packing shed at our flagship garden.


They’ve also created recipe cards and a cookbook, planted a fruit-tree orchard at the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Detention Center, facilitated garden-based lessons for elementary students, created graphic design materials, and developed public relations campaigns for our fundraising events. The continued work and dedication of these students enhances every aspect of the Schoolyard Roots programs!


Participating UA colleges/departments include Honors College, Art Department, College of Communications, College of Community Health Sciences, Center for Community-Based Partnerships, Graduate School, Anthropology Department, Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility, Center for Service and Leadership, New College, Department of Philosophy, Culverhouse School of Business, Food and Nutrition Department, and The College of Engineering.




Our Community Partners

Our Community Partners are the engine behind our work.

We are so thankful to partner with generous sponsors and community members to improve kids’ lives across Alabama. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you. 

Thank you to our supporters:


 And hundreds of volunteers and community members.

Thank you!