Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms

Getting Started is a 51-page guide designed and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy in collaboration with Life Lab Science Program, a national leader in garden-based education.

 

 

Among the topics included in this resource guide:

 

-  Nurturing a child’s curiosity.
-  Connecting the garden to the classroom.
-  Selecting and preparing a garden site.
-  Understanding nature’s cycles.
-  Identifying the responsibilities of the garden coordinator.
-  Involving the community.

The California Department of Education, in collaboration with the Center for Ecoliteracy, has distributed more than 25,000 print copies of Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms and you are encouraged to Download a free copy of Getting Started here.

 

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