Edible SchoolYards

Thinking of doing an edible schoolyard for your school or class? We've gathered some great resources to point you in the right direction!
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Experience indoor gardening at your school or childcare facility with your very own Microfarm.

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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!


Wisconsin School Garden Resources | Community GroundWorks

Wisconsin School Garden Resources | Community GroundWorks


Your challenge is to help our farmers make the most sustainable choices for their farm. Each time you help them make the most sustainable choice, you will reduce their farm's environmental footprint.

The Good Egg Project Education Station - Farmer Spotlight


One way to promote Wisconsin's rich agricultural heritage is through gardening. School gardens offer a wonderful medium for students to get their hands dirty and learn about food, agriculture, and nutrition.

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Use this School Garden Budget and Supplies Worksheet to help figure out your necessary supplies-- and how much funding you'll need to secure to get them.

Budget and Supplies Worksheet


School gardens are a great way to teach students patience and planning. :)

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!

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These health and nutrition focused apps, games, and websites give kids the straight facts on a host of essential topics about their bodies.

9 Essential Health and Nutrition Resources for Students


Books and resources to help kids learn about gardens.

First Grade Fever!: plants


Learn how to grow an engaging environment.

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.

How Gardening Enables Interdisciplinary Learning


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 other school garden projects around the world and add your own to this website.

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


Thinking of starting a school gardening club? Check out these ideas on how to get started.

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.

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Useful post that talks about the specific steps on how to set up a school garden.

How to set up a School Garden


Good article that talks about the benefits of school gardens. #greenschoola #edchat

School gardens | Slow Food Educa - Food and Sensory education


Here's a great example of a school garden plan for an elementary school.

Garden Plan - 2012: Rolling Hills School Garden


Growing a gardener - Canadian Gardening

Growing a gardener - Canadian Gardening