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Linking school gardens to academic content

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CA Ag in the Classroom -Their mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students with an appreciation of agriculture by all.

CA School garden Network - The curriculum section provides over one hundred garden-based lessons to create, expand, and sustain garden-based learning experiences. It offers practical ideas and resources for every level of garden-based learning from sprouting seeds to understanding the food system. Make sure you look in the box off to the right side of the page for more resources!

Food, Land and People - Project Food, Land & People promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world.

Junior Master Gardener Program - The Junior Master Gardener program engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. JMG encourages youths to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects and rewards them with certification.

Life Lab - A Child's Garden of Standards: Linking School Gardens to California Education Standards. A guide to garden-based education using existing curricula in grades 2nd through 6th. It links activities selected from several published educational materials to specific academic content standards at each grade level in science, history/social sciences, mathematics, and English language arts. These varied publications, many already widely used and field-tested by teachers statewide, feature effective garden-based learning strategies. Download a PDF order form to purchase a hard copy or download a PDF version for free.

Junior Master Gardeners and the American Horticulture Society sponsor the Growing Good Kids Book Awards Browse the classics list or view this years winners of plant, garden and ecology-themed children's literature.