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Connecting the Garden to the Classroom

Here are some specific ideas for ways to use your garden as a multidisciplinary teaching tool.


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Sustaining Your Program

School gardens are a significant investment of time, energy, and resources, so you want them to last beyond one growing season!  


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Growing Guides

In-depth advice from site selection to harvesting, including all the steps in between, plus fun facts about each plant.


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Indoor Seed Starting Q&A

Find answers to commonly asked questions about starting plants from seed indoors.


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When to Plant Seeds

Correct timing of both indoor seed sowing and outdoor seeding and transplanting is a crucial part of growing healthy plants. Here are some guidelines for sowing and planting.  


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Starting and Sustaining a School Garden: Overview

The school garden offers a place to enrich teaching efforts with powerful hands-on experiences that make learning come alive.


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Journey to the Center of a Seed

Students observe, sort, and classify a variety of seeds according to different properties, and then take a journey inside a bean seed to predict and observe changes that occur during seed germination.


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Create a School Garden Planting Calendar

Creating a planting calendar for your school garden is an excellent way to help your students understand how weather and climate impact the life cycle of plants. An indoor seed-planting activity illustrates the effect of temperature on germination to help reinforce the importance of planting at the proper time.


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Wildflower Seed Paper

This handmade, Earth-inspired paper is made with recycled paper and embedded with wildflower seeds — a fun and meaningful way to celebrate Earth Day and a beautiful gift for family and friends.


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Practice Fine Motor Skills

Gardening is a fun way for kids to practice fine motor skills. Doing tasks that require small movements and coordination of the hands, fingers, and wrists exercise the small muscles and joints and help them learn to work together to complete a task.


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