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.

“The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies.” ~ Gertrude Jekyll
Bright, busy cereal boxes on low shelves promise plastic movie heroes. Friendly, familiar TV characters invite youngsters to “supersize.” Food advertising is
Sue Casey of Portland, Oregon understands what gardens can do for our well-being. After the tragic attacks of September 11th, 2001 she wanted to extend the peace and solace she
Deep in the heart of Manhattan, New York’s concrete jungle is probably the least suitable place to start a garden. Combine the location with the fact that the person planning the
The National Gardening Association and Mantis partner annually to select dedicated youth and community gardens for the Mantis Award. Applications are welcomed from all nonprofit
Walk into a grocery store any time of year and you’ll encounter a bounty of “fresh” food – most of which comes from faraway factory farms. For most of us, the
There are more than 150 identified species of roses. Currently there are many thousands of cultivated varieties that have been developed from those wild
While middle school students explore new lunch fare, youngsters at their sister school, Edmunds Elementary, whet their appetites, too. First, they take part in the taste tests
"The most important message for a classroom teacher wanting to explore food education is to start with just one activity for the year," says parent and
flower prints"Where did your last meal come from? Who produced the food? How did it get to your plate? What happened to it along the way?" Few schoolchildren today can answer
"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

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