School Gardening Articles

Designed to provide you with the resources needed to successfully implement plant-based lessons into your classroom, the following articles provide background information for a wide variety of garden-related topics.

Note: for Part 1 of this series, read People Make a Garden.
Note: for the first two installments in this series, read People Make the Garden and The Next Phase: Place.
Consider installing irrigation on timers to cut down on summer maintenance.
Who can look at a sunflower without cracking a smile? This cheery flower resembles its namesake with brightly colored flower rays that inspire positive and happy thoughts.
Scientific Name: The genus for the mint plant is Mentha and it includes a number of closely related species. The two most common mints are peppermint (Mentha piperita) and
A common question that NGA often receives from grant applicants is, “WhatCedar Springs Waldorf 2011 Youth Garden Grant Winner makes a youth garden grant application a winner?”
Scientific Name: Tulipa species are included in the Lily family. The name is derived from the Persian word toliban, meaning turban. This connection arose because in the flower's
Scientific Name: The scientific name of the swamp milkweed is Asclepias incarnata. It is derived from the name of the Greek god of medicine and healing, Asklepios, because of
African violetThe variety of indoor potted plants available at garden centers grows each year. In a classroom setting, choose those that are easy to care for so you’ll have the
If you've read our article on the Roots of Indoor Greening, you know a bit more about why indoor plants can actually help you and your students
As you and your students approach the idea of greening your classroom to lift your winter spirits, take a moment to think about and discuss what
School gardening is naturally an activity that lends itself to reducing, recycling, and re-using resources. In any garden the first goal needs to be to reduce inputs. Next, we
Over the last 12 years, tens of thousands of peace gardens have been created around the globe, thanks to the work of the International Holistic
There are quality curricula for all ages and all topics, all linked to the standards teachers are required to convey to our children. But how many students read a concept once and
We’ve gleaned the following advice and resource links to help you prepare to garden with children with special needs and manage activities to make the most of

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