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Name of ResourceWebsite or LinkDescriptionSubject AreaGrade Comments
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The Edible Schoolyard Projecthttp://edibleschoolyard.org/resources-toolsWhere it all started. Curriculum, best practices, inspiration, a collection of programs from around the country.K-121
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Life Labhttp://www.lifelab.org/store/curriculum/#seuAn excellent, long standing program. We like their Youtube videos of garden activities as well as their other resources: activities, books, curriculum, AnetcK-122
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Eat Think Growhttp://eatthinkgrow.org/Really top notch lessons for K-5, artfully organized by grade level and season. Oregon Common Core.K-53
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School Garden Project of Lane COuntyhttp://schoolgardenproject.org/Multi-rotation science curriculum for K-5, complete with downloadable activity cards and other resources. Excellent how-to resources - their Cafeteria Composting Manual is fantastic.K-54
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edWeb.net "Growing School Gardens"http://www.edweb.net/schoolgardens/Become a member the edWeb community of educators, and specifically join their community "Growing School Gardens". You will get weekly forum digests and iinvites to some really great webinars from around the country. There is a "Document Library" with some lesson plans, and resources on starting school gardens.K-125
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Denver Urban Gardens (DUG)http://dug.org/Nice lessons to download (see Youth Education). Also a good site to learn about community gardens - they have hundreds.6
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School Gardening Resources, curatedhttp://www.scoop.it/t/school-gardening-resourcesA bit like this page - a collection of resources - but incredibly extensive, well done, with lots of photos. You kind of have to see to understand the breadth of this collection - spend a few minutes scrolling through.7
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Garden Based Educationhttp://gardenbasededucation.org/"Recognizing that all children have individual learning styles, Garden Based Education offers educators and parents hands-on tools to engage and inspire students."
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New Jersey Farm2School Networkhttp://www.njfarmtoschool.org/school-gardens/curriculum/A list of curriculum resources from NJ F2S Network
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Kids Gardeninghttp://www.kidsgardening.org/school-gardeningLessons and Activity Ideas index, Classroom Projects, etc
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Grow to Learn NYChttp://growtolearn.org/view/RC5169Good stuff. "Here are a few 'tried and tested' resources recommended by NYC instructors to get you started"
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California School Garden Networkhttp://www.csgn.org/Comprehensive - national resources, not just California.
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http://www.scoop.it/t/school-gardening-resources
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Captain Planethttp://captainplanetfoundation.org/curriculum-2/"Lessons are tied to common core curriculum standards, encourage inquiry-based learning, provide hands-on experiential learning, and guide the teacher towards the next generation science standards." K-5includes pre- and post- test for each grade levelK- 5
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Captain Planet, resourceshttp://captainplanetfoundation.org/leadership-center/resources/Good, good. many. Volunteer management, outdoor classroom management, ideas, .... lots
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Luther College, Iowahttps://www.luther.edu/sustainability/healthykids/school_garden/Collection of resources, very thorough and well donefood safety, harvest logs, curriculum, planting guides, & lots more. Well done, well organized
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Madison GROW Coalitionhttp://growmadison.net/Their "Schoolyard Design Ideas" is a Pinterest board with some good ones
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Cornell Garden Based Learninghttp://blogs.cornell.edu/garden/get-activities/Lessons, projects, publications
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University of Marylandhttp://md.nutrition-ed.org/Activities and lessons to use according to the seasons, focusing on what is available in the garden at different times of the year. They are aligned with Maryland common core as well. It is listed under the Growing Healthy Habits curriculum
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Slow Food USAhttp://gardens.slowfoodusa.org/resources~Alice Waters of Edible Schoolyard fame, is also very involved with Slow Food USA. Slow Food supports GOOD, CLEAN and FAIR food for all. This portion of their website gives resources specifically for school gardens.Especially useful resources for evaluating programs
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