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  • 1. “School gardening is seen as an activity that enables schools to provide dynamic environments that support student mastery of educational standards”
    • California Department of Education 2002
    School Gardens
  • 2. Logistics
  • 3. “A School Garden offers a wonderful, creative space in which children of all abilities can achieve something real that is valued by others” – School Garden Wizard
  • 4. Basic Design Principles
  • 5. Garden Vision
  • 6. Garden Types
  • 7. Fundraising!!
  • 8. Supplies
    Gardening Tools
    Kitchen Tools
    Plant Suggestions
  • 9. Gardening Tools Needed
  • 10. Kitchen Tools Needed
  • 11. Plants Suggestions
  • 12. Case Studies
    School Gardens
  • 13. Advice:
    “Just do it! Don’t wait for all conditions to be perfect—just start and go with what you have. It may take years for the ‘vision’ to take its final form. Don’t let your own limitations determine whether or not you should start a school garden. The students play a huge role and you have to just go with it”
    Case Study -1
  • 14. Gateway School Garden, Santa Cruiz
    Case Study -2
  • 15. Bonny Doon Elementary School Life Lab
    Case Study -3
    Solar Powered
  • 16. Holy Cross Life Lab
    Case Study -4
  • 17. Green Acres, Santa Cruiz
    Case Study -5
  • 18. Westlake, Santa Cruiz
    Case Study -6
  • 19. Valencia Elementary, Aptos
    Case Study -7
  • 20. Case Studies
    Gathering Spaces
    Tool Sheds
  • 21. Greenhouse Case Study
  • 22. Greenhouse Case Study cont.
  • 23. Gathering Spaces
  • 24. Gathering Spaces cont.
  • 25. Gathering Spaces cont.
  • 26. Gathering Spaces cont.
  • 27. Gathering Spaces cont.
  • 28. Tool Sheds
  • 29. Case Studies
    Cooking Systems
  • 30.
  • 31. Case Studies
    Kitchen and Sink
  • 32. Kitchen and Sink Case Study
  • 33. Kitchen and Sink Case Study cont.
  • 34. Kitchen and Sink Case Study cont.
  • 35. Kitchen and Sink Case Study cont.
  • 36. Case Studies
  • 37. PVC Hoops for Birds
    Movable Beds
    Wheelchair Bed
  • 38. Hexagon Beds
    Metal Strap
    Raised Beds vsInground
  • 39. Cement Block Beds
    Container Garden
  • 40. Drip Lines On/Off
    Soaker Hose
    Wine Barrel Containers
  • 41. Interactive and cost effective watering systems
  • 42. Case Studies
    Compost Bins
  • 43.
  • 44.
  • 45.
  • 46. Class Room Ideas
  • 47. Weather Station
    Root Box
    Solar Bird Bath
    Human Sundial
  • 48. Desk Garden
    Garden Tunnel
    PVC Plant Done Trelis
  • 49. Sink Garden
    Tire Garden
    Shed doubles as teaching area
  • 50. Resources
  • 51. Aggie Horticulture Just for Kids!
    City Farmer
    Cornell College of Agriculture and Life
    Earthways School Gardening Program
    Ecology Center | Berkeley, California
    EE Link: Environmental Education Activities - School Gardens
    Essential School Lunch Resources
    Garden in Every School Registry of the National Gardening Association
    Garden Mosaics
    Horticultural Therapy - School and Community Gardening
    Journey to Forever
    Junior Master Gardener
    KidsGardens! Garden Resources
    Margaret Beeks Elementary School Gardening Project, Blacksburg, VA
    Nutrition and Health and School Gardening
    Programs that Work - School Gardening and Horticulture Programs
    Research Notes on School Gardening
    School Gardens
    School and Community Gardening
    Steiner School Gardens
    School Garden Web Links
  • 52. Gardens for LearningGardens for Learning is a comprehensive guidebook that provides a strong foundation to support the growing school garden movement. It was developed by a team of experienced garden educators, nutritionists, state officials, and other garden experts. This guidebook is a must-have resource for anyone looking to enhance learning through the use of gardens in schools and other community settings. Click here to download.
    Gardens for Learning Standards SupplementThe California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom has produced a supplement to the Gardens for Learning book. This supplement maps the activities mentioned in the book to California State Education Standards for grades K-6. You can download or request a free copy at
    California Department of Education School Garden Resource PacketContains over ten items, including Life Lab Science Program's "Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms." California Teachers request your free copy, by sending your mailing address here.A Child's Garden of Standards: Linking School Gardens to California Education StandardsA 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 at the CDE's download page.. “WE Garden” Lesson Plans – California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (CFAITC), along with other garden-based learning organizations, developed this series of 10 garden-based lesson plans in May 2009 as the educational component of First Lady Maria Shriver’s “WE Garden in Capitol Park.” Educators can use the lessons to transition the hands-on, real world experiences learned in a garden, into in a traditional classroom setting. Activities are based on overarching garden themes, such as Nourishing and Nurturing Soil with Compost, Following Food from Farm to Fork, Tasting and Testing the Harvest, and Observing and Identifying Garden Pests. Adaptable for students of all ages, the “WE Garden” lesson plans meet multiple CA State Board of Education Content Standards for first through sixth grades. Lesson plans are available for download at a Seed, Watch it GrowWeb based guide to starting, caring for, and teaching in a school garden created by the Master Gardener Association of San Diego.
    Student's Guide to CompostingComposting in the Classroom: Scientific Inquiry for High School Students, by Nancy Trautmann and Marianne Krasny is a comprehensive guide for teachers interested in guiding compost research projects by high school students. Click here to download.
    Free Seeds! from The Dinner GardenThe Dinner Garden fights hunger by supplying people with free vegetable seeds.  The site also offers planting guides and gardening information.
    Home depot
    Green thumb
    ACE hardware
    California School Garden Network
  • 53. Bountiful Gardens
    18001 Shafer Ranch Rd.
    Willits, CA 95490-9626
    (707) 459-6410
    fax (707)459-1925
    Evergreen Y. H. Enterprises (Asian Vegetable
    P.O. Box 17538
    Anaheim, CA 92817-7538
    (714) 637-5769
    fax (714)637-5769
    Havasu Hill Herbs
    20150-A Rough & Ready Trail
    Sonora, CA 95370
    (209) 536-1420
    Heirloom Garden Seeds
    P.O. Box 138
    Guerneville, CA 95446
    Hudson, J. L. Seedsman
    Star Route 2, Box 337
    La Honda, CA 94020
    Kitazawa Seed Co.
    P.O. Box 13220
    Oakland, CA 94611-3220
    (510) 595-1188
    fax (510) 595-1860
    Lockhart Seeds
    P.O. Box 1361
    3 N. Wilson Way
    Stockton, CA 95201
    (209) 466-4401
    Mountain Valley Growers, Inc.
    38325 Pepperweed Road
    Squaw Valley, CA 93675
    (209) 338-2775
    fax (209) 338-0075
    Ornamental Edibles
    3272 Fleur De Lis Court
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 929-7333
    fax (408) 929-5775
    Redwood City Seed Co.
    P.O. Box 361
    Redwood City, CA 94064
    (415) 325-SEED
    San Francisco Herb Company
    250 14th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Taylor’s Herb Gardens
    1535 Lone Oak Road
    Vista, CA 92084
    (619) 727-3485
    fax (619) 727-089
    Seed Resources
  • 54. America the Beautiful Foundation
    A great resource for all aspects of keeping America beautiful, including
    financial aid, corporate sponsorship, hands-on community activities,
    EE Link
    Chock full of professional resources, classroom ideas, grant funding,
    and job listings for all you wandering souls. The most comprehensive EE
    site on the web!
    IL Green Door
    This site is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and features
    EE resources for learners of all ages; includes information on careers,
    classroom activities, technology strategies, and connections to learning
    National Gardening Association
    A comprehensive resource for all aspects of gardening, including
    environmental issues, kids’ gardening, planting tips, etc.
    North American Association for Environmental Education
    The North American Association for Environmental Education promotes
    a healthy, sustainable environment through education and provides
    support for environmental
    Biodiversity Web
    A technical report for five ecosystems (agro-ecosystems, coastal areas,
    forests, freshwater systems, and grasslands); provides detailed, complete
    information. Three of the reports are now available to order or view
    online: “Forest,” “Grassland,” and “Freshwater” ecosystems.
    Chicago Wilderness
    Educational resources and information on how to become involved in
    local biodiversity conservation in the Chicagoland area.
    Economics of Biodiversity
    If you are interested in the topic of biodiversity as it relates to world
    trade issues, this site is for you. The mission of this site is “to influence,
    encourage, and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the
    integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural
    resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable”. Great for making
    connections to economics.
    Planet Pals
    Classroom projects from around the world reflect what some students
    are working on to help our universe. You can contribute to Planet Pals
    by sending a link to your own classroom projects.
    Value of Biodiversity
    A world map defining areas of high concern for conservation leads to a
    discussion of biodiversity in economic terms. Measurement of biodiversity
    values are needed to determine the 'where' of in situ conservation
    action rather than the 'how', particularly in deciding which combinations
    of available areas could represent and help sustain the most biodiversity
    value for the future. This raises questions such as What is biodiversity?
    What is the value basis for measuring it? What practical approaches are
    available for measuring this biodiversity value?
    Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Rules
    A fascinating study of one of nature’s golden rules – patterns repeat
    themselves (albeit not without exception). Activities will challenge
    students and teachers to contemplate everyday items and encounters
    through a lens of math and art. An excellent classroom resource.
    Environmental Education Groups