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School Gardens 101

School gardens can be tied to every single content and curricular area at every grade level in K-12 education. A school garden has an incredible effect on teachers, students, and the entire community.Here are resources on getting started and using a school garden.
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School Gardens 101
  • School Garden Grants

    Website
    educationoutside.org
    educationoutside.org
    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    A comprehensive list of grants that can be written to support outdoor classrooms and school gardens. Some are very simple proposals to write to receive funding!
  • ChopChop

    Website
    chopchopmag.org
    chopchopmag.org
    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    An award-winning non-profit healthy cooking magazine that is for children and families. ChopChop also can provide curriculum linked to all issues. Discounts offered for purchasing classroom subscriptions.
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    Once you have a garden, even a small one, the lesson planning and curriculum connections can begin. Links to lesson plans in many areas of school gardening, including planting pollinator gardens, eating a rainbow, and soil texture
  • schoolgardenwizard.org
    schoolgardenwizard.org

    Make The Case

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    Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    Starting a garden in a school that doesn't have one can be a daunting task for one teacher, or even a group that has funding behind it already! This is a resource that contains step by step instructions on how to get a school garden off the ground in any K-12 school.
  • Elizabeth Kaplan says:
    The first and best organization that provides schools with resources on school gardens in grades K-12. Curriculum, implementation plans, and PD opportunities can be found here.
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