Gardening with children is a great way to teach them about fresh fruits and vegetables, and it’s also a practical, tangible way to teach them about issues important to your community and the environment. No matter whether the garden is around the corner or in the schoolyard, gardening with children is a perfect way to involve a younger generation in the community gardening movement.
Here is a list of resources and websites from around the world that provide insight, advice, and plans for involving children in community gardening!
- Children’s Garden in Brazil: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
- The Classroom Victory Garden Project: Created by the National World War II Museum, the Classroom Victory Garden Project includes cross-curricular lessons that teach students not only about World War II and the role of victory gardens, but also about health, science, and citizenship.
- Edible Schoolyard: Alice Waters started it all here!
- GardenABCs.com: The learning garden forum for educators, parents & community.
- Garden Mosaics: A fascinating research program involving children.
- Gardening With Kids: A resource full of “how to” tips.
- Interactive Plant Biology: A Kid’s Guide To the life cycle of a flower.
- Involving Children In Children’s Gardens Farm In The City St. Paul, Minnesota: by ACGA Board member Anna Wasescha, Ph.D, and Karla Ness, MFA
- KinderGardening, School Gardens.
- Life Lab Science Program
- Plant the Seeds of Greatness
- School Garden listserve’s archives: This listserve is hosted by Mallorn, who also operates ACGA’s.
- School Gardening Resources
- School Gardens: City Farmer’s extraordinary links.
- School Gardens: On the Journey to Forever website.
- School Gardens: University of Florida Agricultural Extension.
- Youth Gardening in Maricopa County, Arizona
- Why Gardening is Great for Children
- Wisconsin Fast Plants
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