Kids Gardening.Com. By the National Gardening Assn., geared toward both teachers and children. Register your school garden on a national site.
Secret Garden. From the PBS Nature series. Excellent nature-based site.
Kid’s Valley Garden. Gardening tips for kids by a kid! Great site.
Garden for Kids. Lots of nutrition, food safety and great garden info … all packed in a very kid-friendly format. Be sure to scroll down the intro page.
My First Garden. Very colorful site geared for 4th grade; great for younger children as well.
Urban Agriculture Notes – stories and examples of school and urban gardens.
Rethinking School Lunch – thinking of school gardens in the context of systemic change.
|University of California Cooperative Extension 4H Information, Master Gardener Program and School Garden Coordinator Ellie Rilla, UCCE Director , & Jane Chin, 4H Director Pamela Hartwell-Herrero, Master Gardener Coordinator 1682 Novato Blvd., Suite 150B, Novato, CA 94947 499-4204 tel 499-4209 fax http://cemarin.ucdavis.edu MCSTOPPP (Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevent Program) Department of Public Works Educational materials on watersheds, less-toxic gardening, water pollution and more Gina Purin, Director PO Box 4186, San Rafael, CA 94913-4186 499-3202 tel http://mcstoppp.org SEED (School Environmental Education Docents) Classroom environmental education volunteers will come into the classroom with activities. Betsy Magladry, Executive Director Program Director P.O. Box 5704 Novato, CA 94948-5704 Phone: 415-720-4930 fax: 415-472-5014 email: email@example.com http://seed.marin.k12.ca.us Marin Conservation Corps Youth training programs, recycling, For Earth’s Sake truck Kim Fox, Recycling & Community Outreach Coord. 33 Commercial Blvd., Suite B, Novato, CA 94949 454-4554 tel http://www.marincc.org/ Life Lab Contact for garden-based learning activities and curriculum Life Lab Science Program 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (831) 459-2001 tel http://www.lifelab.org Seeds of Change Free seeds of many varieties for use in classrooms and school gardens. Seeds of Change PO Box 16700, Santa Fe, NM 87506 (888) 762-7333 tel http://www.seedsofchange.com Gardens for Growing People Catalog of garden and nature books, curriculum, lesson plans and activities Ruth Lopez PO Box 630, Point Reyes, CA 94956 663-9433 tel GrowPepl@svn.net|
A Garden in Every School. Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education from NET. Garden start-up resource packet. Provides technical assistance and resources. PreK-12. Ph: (916) 322-4792; Fax: (916) 323-4311. e-mail: Dtamanna@cde.ca.gov TWIGS (Teams with Intergenerational Support) Curriculum for teachers, volunteer leaders and agency staff, focusing on gardening and nutrition. This curriculum package includes 30 field tested lessons connecting gardening with children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. The focus is on positively influencing participant’s nutritive choices through the development and harvesting of a garden. Nearly all lessons include a handout suitable for reproducing. Lessons were developed considering California Dept. of Education Frameworks in Health and Science. Cost is approximately $28.00. To order: U.C. Cooperative Extension, 625 Miramonte Street, #200, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019; Ph: (650) 726-9059 Healthy Foods from Healthy Soils A hands-on educational program for elementary school children to learn that food is more than just something to eat. Over the course of a year, children participate in nutrition, agriculture, and recycling activities that link their eating habits to environmental, economic, and social issues, while they learn to make a difference in the world through conscious food choices. It is currently being used in schools statewide as part of the Maine Nutrition Network’s Maine-ly Nutrition Project. Contact: Elizabeth Patten, M.S., L.D. 106 Bow Street, Freeport, ME 04032-1544 Ph: (207) 865-0850 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Kids Cook Farm Fresh Foods: Seasonal Recipes, Activities & Farm Profiles that Teach Ecological Responsibility A publication (219 pp) of the California Department of Education, compiled by Sibella Kraus. This Kinder-7th grade, project-based curriculum helps children develop a deeper understanding of where food comes from, the roles of land and weather, and how farmers bring produce to the public. Includes seasonal recipes and classroom activities. Approximately $15 each. Contact: California Dept. of Education CDE Press, Sales Office P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 Fax: (916) 323-0823 Nutrition to Grow On: A Garden Enhanced Nutrition Education Curriculum for Upper Elementary School Children A publication (192 pp) of the California Department of Education. This curriculum contains nine hands-on lessons, each linking a nutrition education activity with a gardening activity. The curriculum offers a creative approach to teaching math, English, science, and history/social science; a matrix indicates correlations to the content standards in these subjects. The lessons are easy to use, and each lesson contains a take-home newsletter to involve the family in shaping healthy lifestyle habits. Appendixes contain quizzes, handouts, and a list of Web resources. Approximately $17.50. Contact: California Dept. of Education CDE Press, Sales Office P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 Fax: (916) 323-0823 Reading Up the Food Guide Pyramid: A Nutrition Curriculum for Kindergarten to Third Grade Youth In this nutrition and literacy program, K-3 children learn about food and nutrition by having children's storybooks with food-related themes read to them and then participating in hands-on nutrition activities. Each lesson includes a lesson preview, nutrition objectives, life skills, background information for the instructor, guidelines for discussion before and after reading the story, nutrition lesson and activities based on the Food Guide Pyramid, list of supplies needed, supplemental activities, other books children might enjoy, recipes, quiz, and letters to parents. Contact: Angie Tazio, Nutrition Education Program Manager for Tulare County Ph: (559) 685-3309 ext 219; e-mail: email@example.com A Child's Garden of Standards. Linking School Gardens to California Education Standards – Grades Two Through Six This guide (112 pp) is designed to show how garden-based education strongly supports the state's academic content standards and is based on the premise that a garden in every school can help make the standards come alive. The guide also links specific activities to standards in science, history-social science, mathematics, and English-language arts for grades two through six. Approximately $17.50. Contact: California Dept. of Education CDE Press, Sales Office P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 Fax: (916) 323-0823 Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE) A fourth and fifth grade integrated thematic curriculum related to the food life cycle. The curriculum focuses on food production, food transportation, nutrition, waste, and food choices. Columbia Teacher’s College http://www.tc.edu/life/
The Marin County Office of Education would like to thank the Marin Food Sytem's Project
for their assistance!
Marin Food System’s Project
A project of the Environmental Education Council of Marin
Contact: Leah Smith, Project Director Phone: 415-485-4908 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org