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Curriculum

Gardening and plant-based learning offers an unparalleled platform to help kids achieve learning goals recommended by the National Science Standards and most state and local educational bodies.

Kids Gardening

Kids Gardening is a resource of the National Gardening Association. The website shares resources for educators to incorporate school gardening into the curriculum including:

National Environmental Education Foundation

NEEE has numerous lesson plans in its school garden curricula organized by grades: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12.

Seed Saver Exchange

SSE's mission is to save the world's diverse, but endangered garden heritage. Curriculum materials provided include:

School Garden Wizard

Created for K-12 schools through a partnership between the US Botanic Garden and the Chicago Botanic Garden, School Garden Wizard provides an outline of steps and assistance for creating gardens in schools.

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Resources

Community gardens are a high potential resource for schools and other urban areas for urban beautification, preservation of green space, reduction of heat from pavement, provision of cross-generation connections, encouragement of healthy eating, and reduction of family food budgets.

Find a community garden near you

Also, check out the Edible Schoolyard Project for resources, news, and inspiration.

Mark your Calendar

October is National Farm to School Month.