Easy to implement activities with minimal materials needed.
Big Green offers free access to curriculum units and student-facing Google Classroom courses.
Many free resources for lessons and curriculum for all grade levels
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The FoodCorps Lessons include hands-on experiential activities to engage kids in learning about healthy food. This suite of 96 lessons are for grades K-5, and are organized through this learning progression by grade, season and theme.
Growing Minds has developed farm to school activities that incorporate state and national curriculum.
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.
Inspire students' natural curiosity and wonder with hands-on learning experiences and inquiry-based exploration.
Life Lab cultivates children's love of learning, healthy food, and nature through garden-based education.
Our student curriculum includes 18 unique garden and nutrition lessons, each with a cooking or tasting component. The curriculum is mapped on current TEKS standards. The parent curriculum includes 9 unique garden and nutrition lessons, each with a cooking component.
3-5th & Parent lessons
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35 Garden-Enhanced Nutrition Education lessons designed to engage students in a fun and educational exploration of fruits, vegetables and healthy eating. The lessons are cross-curricular and support curriculum for Pre-K-5th grade
Program actively involves students in the process of planting, tending, harvesting, eating, and selling their own organic produce, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education goals that link to classroom curriculum. K-5
Nationwide - Virtual
We work with schools from Alaska to Florida because we are able to deliver our programming online. We are also proud to run the only school garden programs accredited by STEMworks in the United States. PreK-5
Nationwide - Virtual
Healthy Seedlings is an elementary school program consisting of 18 hands-on lessons each year. Lessons are taught by DUG staff and volunteers inside the classroom and utilize the school-based community garden as a learning environment. K-5
PEAS (Partners in Education Agriculture and Sustainability) offers project-based learning curriculum to school campuses, operates a community farm and leads professional development to help teachers bridge key science and health concepts from the garden to the classroom. K-8
Reviewing which parts of our body help us with which of our 5 senses and using them in the garden!
FoodCorps Lessons and accompanying videos, filmed by our corps members. Though these lessons were designed to be led in a school setting, many of the activities included in these lessons can be led in a home setting with a caregiver.
We hold free, virtual trainings throughout the year that provide Continuing Professional Education for teachers who want to expand their knowledge of gardening, outdoor curriculum, grant-writing, and more.
You can find lessons, activities and tasting examples and demonstrations here. These were recorded at a local school with an educator and students for the full experience.