books for teachers


The Growing Classroom
Garden-Based Science
by Roberta Jaffe and Gary Appel

Growing Food
Linking Food and the Environment
by Pamela A. Koch, Angela Calabrese Barton and

Isobel R. Contento

GrowLab
Activities for Growing Minds
by National Gardening Association

Gardening With Children
Brooklyn Botanic Garden All-Region Guides
by Monika Hannamann, Patricia Hulse, Brian Johnson, Barbara Kurland, and Tracey Patterson

The Nature Connection
An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms
by Clare walker Leslie

Growing Up Wild
Exploring Nature with Young Children
by Project Wild

How To Grow a School Garden
A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers
by Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle

Drawing and Painting Plants
by Christina Brodie

Botany on Your Plate
Investigating the Plants We Eat
by Jennifer White, Katharine D. Barrett, Jaine Kopp and Christine Manoux

Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
by Sharon Gamson Danks

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots
Activities To Do in the Garden
by Sharon Lovejoy

Worms Eat Our Garbage
Classroom Activities for a Better Environment
by Mary Appelhof, Mary Frances Fenton and Barbara Loss Harris

Math in the Garden
Hands-On Activities That Bring Math to Life
by Jennifer White, Katharine D. Barrett, Jaine Kopp, Christine Manoux, Katie Johnson, and
Yvette McCullough


Kids Garden
The Anytime, Anyplace Guide to Sowing & Growing Fun
by Avery Hart and Paul Mantell

Eco Art
Earth-Friendly Art & Craft Experiences for 3 to
9-year olds
by Laurie Carlson

Nature Crafts for Kids
50 Fantastic Things to Make with Mother Nature’s Help
by Gewn Diehn & Terry Krautwurst

The Kids Winter Handbook
Indoor Games, Outdoor Fun, Winter Crafts and more!
by Jane Drake & Ann Love

Nature’s Art Box
65 Cool Projects for Crafty Kids to Make with
Natural Materials
by Laura C. Martin

Got Veggies?
A Youth Garden-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum
by Community Ground Works

Got Dirt?
Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens
by Community Ground Works

Gardening With Kids
Hands-On Activities That Bring Math to Life
by Jennifer White, Katharine D. Barrett, Jaine Kopp, Christine Manoux, Katie Johnson, and
Yvette McCullough


Greening School Grounds
Creating Habitats for Learning
Edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn

websites for teachers


School Garden Wizard
School Garden Wizard has been created for America's K-12 school community through a partnership between the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden.
www.schoolgardenwizard.org

Whole Kids Foundation
Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better—and enjoy it! We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market and guided by the same values, principles, expertise and standards for quality ingredients, food production methods and nutrition.
www.wholekidsfoundation.org

The Edible Schoolyard Project
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. We envision gardens and kitchens as interactive classrooms for all academic subjects, and a free, nutritious, organic lunch for every student. Integrating this curriculum into schools can transform the health and values of every child in America.
www.edibleschoolyard.org

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
In an effort to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in Wisconsin, the Department of Health Services' Nutrition and Physical Activity program developed "Got Dirt?" - a program designed to assist with the implementation of school, community, and child care gardens.
"Got Veggies?" is a garden-based nutrition education curriculum created with the goal of getting children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Got Veggies? features seven full lesson plans that are aligned with Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Nutrition, Health, Science, and other related subjects.  A series of shorter garden-based activities are also included, as well as fun recipes and helpful tips for cooking and eating in the garden.

This curriculum provides an all around great way to nurture students’ interest in growing and eating fresh fruits

and vegetables!
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/physical-activity/FoodSystem/Gardening/GotDirt/index.htm


Agriculture in the Classroom
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is dedicated to helping students and teachers across our great

state gain an understanding of how agriculture provides the daily essentials necessary to make our society and our

world function.
www.agclassroom.org

American Horticulture Society
Founded in 1922, the non-profit American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest member-based national gardening organizations
in North America. The Society’s membership includes nearly 20,000 avid gardeners and horticultural professionals as well as numerous regional and national partner organizations. Through its educational programs, awards, and publications, the AHS connects people to gardening to help raise awareness of earth-friendly gardening practices, introduces children to plants, brings together leaders to address important national issues, and showcases the art and science of horticulture.
www.ahsgardening.org

The Natural Gardener – Cubic Yard Calculator
Estimate how much soil, compost or mulch you need.
www.naturalgardeneraustin.com/cubic-yard-calculator.html

Garden ABCs
GardenABCs is a forum for parents, educators and community members seeking guidance, resources, fundraising, networking and teaching support to start and maintain learning gardens.
www.gardenabcs.com

How to Compost.org
Articles and hundreds of links covering all aspects of composting.
www.howtocompost.org

School Garden Weekly
School Garden Weekly was created to allow students, teachers, parents, and volunteers theinformation necessary to start and maintain a successful school garden.
www.schoolgardenweekly.com

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