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Online Garden Related Lessons

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Title Web AddressGrade LevelsDescriptionNumber of LessonsTheme: General Garden Based Learning (GBL), Ag Literacy, Nutrition, Composting, Getting a Garden Started (getting started), Crafts

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Nutrition to Grow On http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/he/nrttogrow.asp4th-6thAn innovative curriculum for grades four through six that offers teachers a direct link between the garden and nutrition education. Nine lessons are designed to teach children and their families about nutrition by relating each lesson to a garden activity. The curriculum uses the garden to integrate disciplines, including science, mathematics, language arts, history, environmental studies, nutrition and health, while reinforcing some of the California academic content standards. 191 pages, download by lesson or whole document27Nutrtion

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WE Garden Garden-Based Learning Lessonshttp://www.cfaitc.org/wegarden1st-6thA web-based resource with the mission to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students. Includes Lesson plans for grades K-12, as well as teacher rseources, newsletters, student-teacher programs in California, and many other california based agrucultural education resources. Lesson plans available to download in full as PDF. 10GBL, Ag Literacy

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Kids Cook Farm Fresh Seasonal recipes, activities & farm profiles
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/he/kidscook.asp2nd-7thGoogle Document link with 21 available nutrition lessons in line with California nutrition standards. Each chapter can be viewed as html or downloaded to be printed.21Nutrtion

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Sow It, Grow It, Eat It Projects
http://www.edibleplaygrounds.co.uk/sow-it-grow-it-eat-it-projectsPre-K-6thIneractive website made to help in building your own edible playground. Lesson plans in the kitchen and the classroom available. Includes multiple arts and crafts projects surrounding the garden for every season. Lessons on-line.multipleGetting started, Nutrition

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Cooking With Kids Extensive Resources on Taste Testing with Kids
CookingWithKids.netPre-K-6thCooking with Kids motivates and empowers elementary school students to develop healthy eating habits through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods from diverse cultural traditions. Through cooking classes and tasting classes, students explore varieties of foods using all of their senses, have fun, and exercise choice. Two cooking and 33 tasting classes available free to download with registration (free).35Nutrtion

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National Environmental Education Foundation School Garden Curricula
http://www.eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htmK-12thGarden based leraning with links to lessons on climate change, water, water-energy articles, and children and nature. Children and nature lessons for all grades, will pop up in a new on-line window.49GBL, Ag Literacy,

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Seed to Salad Lessons from Cornell Garden Based Learninghttp://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/get-activities/signature-projects/K-6thGarden based learning with lessons on garden creation, as well as garden based art projects for elementary aged children. Includes links to research done on garden based education and teacher resources for setting up and starting garden based education.multipleGBL, Nutrition, Crafts

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Garden lesson Plans from the Huntington Botanical Garden http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=1710K-8thLessons revolving around plant and soil nutrition. Garden vocabulary for primary and secondary children, as well as supporting materials. 28GBL

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Vermont's Farm to School Program Teacher Units
http://vtfeed.org/tools_and_resources/tools_for_teachers/Teacher_unitsPre-K-6thA community-based website adressing school food changes in Vermont. Nutrition based lessons separated by elementary grade levels and high school. All lessons developed to meet Vermont educational standards.48Nutrtion

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www.sciencenetlinks.comwww.sciencenetlinks.comIf you search garden you can find four pages of garden projects, garden set-up, and science based garden knowledge. multipleVariety

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Harvesting Health http://www.northcoastnutrition.org/GardenBasedNutritionEducation-i-127-109.htmlThis website provides a copy of the Network for a Healthy California booklet of garden based education. Including garden set-up, nutrition plans connected to seasonal planting, and motivational tips for physical activities with the class. Also includes links to other regional activities, recipes of the month, and physical activity ideas. 5Nutrtion

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Grannys Garden Schoolhttp://www.grannysgardenschool.com/600-0-00-a-Lesson-plans.htmlK-4thOne of the most complete list of lessons used in a garden-based school program that serves 1,800 students in Loveland OH. More than just lessons, but a complete guide to running a comprehensive garden program!100+GBL

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George Watts Montessori Edible Gardenhttp://growinggardeners.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lcng_lower_el.pdf1st-3rd15 lessons developed for the George Watts Montessori Edible Garden. Aligned with NC standards15GBL

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George Watts Montessori Edible Gardenhttp://growinggardeners.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lcng_upper_el.pdf4th-5th15 lessons developed for the George Watts Montessori Edible Garden. Aligned with NC standards15GBL

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USDA's Ag in the Classroom Lesson Library http://bit.ly/bEEw2APre-K-12thAn extensive searchable online library of ag literacy related lessons. Great search function to find specific types of lessons100+Ag Literacy

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Nature's Partners - Pollinator Studies http://www.kidsgardening.org/pollinator/curriculum/index.php3rd 6th Nature's Partners is an inquiry learning-based curriculum for young people in the 3rd through the 6th grade. 23GBL

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Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/Resources/growit.htmlPre-schoolGrow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash.50+Nutrition

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A Handful of Seeds http://www.oaec.org/school-garden/handful-of-seeds2nd-6th Seed-Saving and Seed Study for Educators15GBL