How to Start a Garden Guide
Creating “gardens of goodness™” doesn’t take much, just a seed in warm, moist soil (nature does most of the hard work!). Annie's worked with the Center for Ecoliteracy to develop the Creating Gardens of Goodness booklet to help teachers and parents plan and create sustainable gardens with their students and children—in any space or budget. Click here to access the free guide.
The National Gardening Association
The NGA promotes home, school, and community gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connections between people, plants, and the environment. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NGA developed GrowLab®: Activities for Growing Minds, a K-8 inquiry-based curriculum that uses plants and gardens as educational tools to help students learn about science and the environment. Their website offers a wealth of resources, including a grant database, teacher professional education, curricular, how-to projects, and extensive school gardening guides.
Learn more at www.kidsgardening.org.
The Center for Ecoliteracy
The Center for Ecoliteracy is best known for its pioneering work with school gardens, school lunches, and integrating ecological principles and sustainability into school curricula. The Center’s website offers hundreds of downloadable resource materials, including practical guides, essays by leading writers and experts, and inspiring stories of school communities and organizations across the country that are engaged in these vital efforts. Annie's worked with the Center for Ecoliteracy to develop the Five School Garden Types handbook, which you can download here.
Learn more at www.ecoliteracy.org.
Grow Your Lunch
Growing a successful garden and garden program involves careful consideration of hundreds of choices, from getting alignment within your team on budget and goals to what seeds to sow at different times of year in your climate. Grow Your Lunch guides you and your community through the entire process, whether your garden is currently just an idea or an established project needing support to become sustainable (economically, ecologically or with regard to maintenance and upkeep).
Grow Your Lunch coauthored the Five School Garden Types handbook for Annie's with the Center for Ecoliteracy, which you can download here
Learn more at: www.growyourlunch.com