Print Materials

  • Grow Lab – The National Gardening Association’s garden based curriculum
  • A Child’s Garden of Standards: Linking School Gardens to California Education Standards grades 2-6. California
  • The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom has a free download called “Linking State Standards to Your School Garden, available here:
  • Beyond the Bean Seed:  Gardening Activities for grades K-6 by Nancy Jurenka & Rosanne Blass
  • Seedfolks by Paul Fleishman
  • Growing Food (Life Series) available here for purchase: Geared to 4th-6th graders
  • ABC's of Ecology from Ferry Beach Ecology School (
  • French Fries and the Food System, from the Food Project.  Available here:
  • Growing Together by Greg Gale. A guide for building inspired, diverse, and productive youth communities. A publication of the Food Project.
  • Growing Ventures: Starting a School Garden Business a National Gardening Association Publication
  • Teaching Green: The Middle Years edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn
  • The Chicago School Garden Initiative: A collaborative model for developing school gardens that work by Katherine Johnson and Marti Ross Bjornson
  • Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families by Michael Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
  • Easy Compost: The Secret to Great Soil and Spectacular Plants. Beth Hanson, ed.
  • Digging Deeper: Integrating Youth Gardens into Schools and Communities by Joseph Kiefer and Martin Kemple
  • Shelburne Farms Project Seasons: Hands-on Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World by Deborah Parrella


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