Seed Saving: The Cycle of Life… In Real Life

When teaching life sciences and sustainability with students of any age, seed saving is an essential element that bridges the gap between a text book explanation and real life.  As students experience the full cycle of a plant, from planting the seed to harvesting the seed, the concept of life cycles is experienced more deeply […]

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We’ve got worms!

Worm composting, or vermiculture, provides students an opportunity to enrich their school garden, both literally and figuratively, and is an easy way to teach students that waste is in the eye of the beholder.  While learning and applying skills that satisfy Hawaii State Academic Standards,  students can study worms and how worm composting turns garbage […]

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Gardens for Learning – Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden

Gardens for Learning is a comprehensive guidebook that provides a strong foundation to support the growing school garden movement. It was developed by a team of experienced garden educators, nutritionists, California state officials, and other garden experts.   This guidebook is a must-have resource for anyone looking to enhance learning through the use of gardens […]

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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 […]

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Great school garden planning resources

Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden from the California School Garden Network School Garden Wizard – an extensive guide for proposing and planning the garden to teaching and maintenance, created in partnership the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden. Plant a Seed Watch it Grow – an online guide created […]

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