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We provide a level of design beyond the landscape.

New Mettle Farms began as a local urban farm designed and grown by Sarah Carson to inspire student interest in ecological sciences and regenerative agriculture through modeling and education. Since, we've transformed into a company offering school-site services and access to digital resources, innovative products, experiential opportunities, and so much more. Our collaborative design team continues to develop innovative educational gardens with exhibit integrations and teaching resources that connect urban, agricultural, and conservation communities. We are your garden design partners in cultivating educational gardens that grow opportunities to connect urban, agricultural, and conservation communities.

Educational gardens create
immersive learning opportunties.

Educational Exhibit Design & Program Development Service Includes:  
  • Landscape Design schematics or construction documents

  • Comprehensive Charts with correlated scientific plant names, bloom information, propagation, harvest, benchmark codes, agricultural education links, and application notes for use in crafts, foods, cultural, or customized programming.

  • Program Coordination for developing InterWE've websites, QRCI Science Activity Stations, and custom Plant-by-Plant or Earthworks activity lessons.

  • Ecological Care and Maintenance Guides for soil, water systems, plants, and IPM management.

  • Next Level Project Coordination from school maintenance departments, volunteer collaboratives, student-engineered garden installation, or installation by local professionals, we will oversee the installation process for the entire project and programs.


Exhibit Integrations

  • InterWe've websites 

  • QRCI Science Activity Stations 

  • Ag Island Learning Centers

  • Ag Wraps adhesive outdoor learning posters

  • Transform-R-Classroom Furniture

  • Farm-to-School Interactive Installations

Designs may include


  • Regenerative agriculture practices.

  • Integrated permaculture design and science concepts.

  • Biodynamic garden practices and care schedules.

  • Effective organic garden care and composting.

  • Educational plant selections for native plants, open pollination seeds/plants, perennial foods, entrepreneurial,  cultural, or historical exploration; SEL or sensory engagement; mental health or healing gardens.

  • Garden-based, year-round activity guides for ecological sciences, STEM programs, nutrition, culinary arts, holistic health and hygiene, and cumulative artisan skill-building.

  • Community connections for citizen science projects, service-learning, or cross-generational garden mentorship.

Empower your students to become restorative, positive influences in their community.
Contact us to make a consultation appointment.
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