Updated Resources for Using Gardens to Teach

Are you using gardens to teach?

During our Summer Institute: Using Gardens to Teach workshop we often refer to different resources to help teachers and other educators incorporate garden learning into their curriculum. Below are some of our favorite resources.

Resources for School Gardening:

Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden (California School
Garden Network)
A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms
Creating Gardens of Goodness
Princeton School Gardens
George Watts Montessori Edible Garden (primary school)

Ozie Williams of the Dutchess County Health Department builds a raised garden bed out of PVC boards at PFP's 2015 Summer Institute.

Ozie Williams of the Dutchess County Health Department builds a raised garden bed out of PVC boards at PFP's 2015 Summer Institute.

Local teachers clean up and plant beets in Poughkeepsie High School's courtyard garden during our 2014 Summer Institute.

Local teachers clean up and plant beets in Poughkeepsie High School's courtyard garden during our 2014 Summer Institute.

RESOURCES FOR USING GARDENS TO TEACH MATH:

Planning Your Community Garden Plot
Math in the Garden (sample)

Leah Wallace of Warring School demonstrates a lesson from Math in the Garden about the coordinate plane.

Leah Wallace of Warring School demonstrates a lesson from Math in the Garden about the coordinate plane.

Local teachers practice and refine a math lesson about flower attributes.

Local teachers practice and refine a math lesson about flower attributes.

Kieran Hales from the Primrose Hill School measures a tree using hand spans to demonstrate a lesson from Math in the Garden.

Kieran Hales from the Primrose Hill School measures a tree using hand spans to demonstrate a lesson from Math in the Garden.

Lia Harris of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies explains a device that measures photosynthesis.

Lia Harris of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies explains a device that measures photosynthesis.

Poughkeepsie City School District principals, Andrea Moriarty and Nadine Dargan, compete against their colleagues to prepare delicious vegetable-based snacks at a PFP workshop on nutrition.

Poughkeepsie City School District principals, Andrea Moriarty and Nadine Dargan, compete against their colleagues to prepare delicious vegetable-based snacks at a PFP workshop on nutrition.

Using Gardens to Teach participants select vegetables for their teams to use in preparing healthy snacks.

Using Gardens to Teach participants select vegetables for their teams to use in preparing healthy snacks.

Susan Hereth of Hudson Valley Seed and Nicole Cardish of Mill Road Primary School harvest seeds from Glacier Tomatoes.

Susan Hereth of Hudson Valley Seed and Nicole Cardish of Mill Road Primary School harvest seeds from Glacier Tomatoes.

Youth from Green Teen shell Midnight Black Turtle Beans as part of Seeds of the Food System program.

Youth from Green Teen shell Midnight Black Turtle Beans as part of Seeds of the Food System program.

Muriel Horowitz taught educators how to use wonder circles to investigate a small patch of ground during her session titled Literacy in the Garden at the 2015 Using Gardens to Teach Summer Institute.

Muriel Horowitz taught educators how to use wonder circles to investigate a small patch of ground during her session titled Literacy in the Garden at the 2015 Using Gardens to Teach Summer Institute.

Do you have a favorite resource that isn't listed? Contact us and let us know!