"Change the food in the schools and we can influence how children think. Change the curriculum and teach them how to garden and how to cook and we can show that growing food and cooking and eating together give lasting richness, meaning, and beauty to our lives." ~Alice Waters
Eat. Think. Grow. Lessons for the School Garden
Eat.Think.Grow. is a website filled with free activities that help students see how what they observe, collect and plant in the garden relate to what they learn in the classroom. Grades K-5.
Visit Eat. Think. Grow @:
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables
USDA has a garden and nutrition based childcare curriculum called Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables.
For free downloads, go to:
"I Can Grow"
Burpee Home Gardens has an "I Can Grow" program geared towards beginning and younger gardeners. Free gardening guides and curriculum are available.
For a free downloadable "I Can Grow" Guide for creating and maintaining an edible youth garden, sign up here: http://www.burpeehomegardens.com/GardenHelp/ICanGrowGuide.aspx
For gardening advice and tips, go to:
Kids Growing Strong
Kids Growing Strong, a nonprofit that teaches children about gardens and food, shares gardening and science crafts and activities for children.
"Doing the 4Rs - A Classroom Activity Guide to Teach Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle and Rot" available for teachers who work with 5th grade level students.
For access to a free curriculum and video downloads, go to:
Free field trips to irecycle@school Education Center available for 4th grade classes from Alameda County public schools.
For more info, go to: http://www.stopwaste.org/docs/ed_center_flyer_11-12.pdf
Schoolyard to Market Curriculum
Education Outside, along with the
Center for Urban Education for Sustainable Agriculture, compiled a schoolyard to market instruction guide to go along with their youth entrepreneur and development program. The 16 week curriculum is shared in steps.
To download the curriculum, go to: