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.

"During a Saturday workshop for a group of teenage girls, we told them they would be working with graphs," shares Math in the Garden Project Director Jenny White. "Groans filled
To help educators use the garden as a way to get kids excited about reading, the Junior Master Gardener Program has developed a new curriculum, Literature in the Garden.
Slow food. The phrase might conjur up images of the restaurant meal that takes eons to appear, but try again. The Slow Food movement, which helps people engage consciously with
Students may think they have good taste (don't we all?!), but word has it, we can actually learn to taste - and boost our enjoyment of foods - by deliberately exploring edibles
SCIENCE Inquiry and Science Process Skills - Ask a question about objects, organisms, and events.- Conduct a simple investigation.- Observe, classify, infer, communicate, compare
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

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