Thinking of doing an edible schoolyard for your school or class? We've gathered some great resources to point you in the right direction!
Whether you're looking for a new way to capture your students' interest as the weather breaks or you simply need to add some life to your classroom or school, planting a school garden will do the trick.
School Garden Checklist | Let's Move!
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The Good Egg Project Education Station - Farmer Spotlight
Gardening is a total leap of faith for me ... despite all evidence to the contrary I am planting, tending, watching waiting ... always a teensy bit thrilled the plants have made it through another day. Gardens Ideas, Dust Jackets, Gardens Quotes, Audrey Hepburn, Leap Of Faith, Dust Covers, Book Jackets, Aubrey Hepburn Quotes, Dust Wrappers
Flowers, Tomatoes, & Cucumbers (A first time gardener)
Earth Day Infographic: There are 53,000 earthworms per acre of land. These cute worms play a huge role in keeping your lawn and garden green. #earthday
Why Earthworms are Worth Keeping Around
School Garden Curriculum - "Grow to Learn" - lots of information about school gardens, and integrating gardening into curricula including actual curriculum section.
School Garden Curriculum
20 ideas you can use over the autumn and winter terms – at home as well as in a school garden – to enjoy the outdoors all year round, with some special activities taken from Kathy James book The Garden Classroom.With ideas for bringing art, craft, science, math, literacy and play to your outdoor space I think you will love The Garden Classroom.
School garden ideas
Check out MPX, a completely project-based curriculum that fulfills the ninth grade requirements for biology, mathematics, social studies, and language arts using a school garden!
Books and resources to help kids learn about gardens.
First Grade Fever!: plants
How to Grow an Engaging Learning Environment
What is aquaponics? Watch how this high school student used it, along with math, biology, and economics, to build a sustainable source of vegetables for his school’s cafeteria. School Projects, Interdisciplinary Learning, Enabling Interdisciplinary, Gardens Enabling, Aquaponics System, High Schools Biology Classroom, High Schools Student, Aquaponics Greenhouses, Schools Gardens
What is aquaponics? Watch how this high school student used it, along with math, biology, and economics, to build a sustainable source of vegetables for his school’s cafeteria.
How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning
sproutrobot.com lets you put in your zip code and get information on what you should be starting or planting for you garden right now, and in the coming weeks and months to plan out your garden! Gardens Ideas, Green Thumb, Weeks By Weeks, Plants Calendar, Start Plants, Enter, Plants Based, Zip Codes, Gardens Growing
Type in your zip code and Sprout Robot will tell you when you should be planting which veggies.
SproutRobot: The easy way to start a garden
Explore the Network | The Edible Schoolyard Project
Download a lesson plan (PDF) and watch a video about a basic how-to compost for your school or youth garden.
Composting | The Edible Schoolyard Project
This is an online garden planner, which helps you grow fruit and vegetables to the best of their ability, whatever the size or shape of your garden or plot.
GrowVeg.com - The Smart Way To Plan Your Vegetable Garden
School Gardening Club
Ever wonder what tools to get for your school garden? This article is very detailed and has some great tips to follow.