Jeffers Foundation

SCHOOL GARDENS PROGRAM INFORMATION LIBRARY

School Gardens Program Information Library

School Gardens Information Library

How to Start a Garden

School Gardens (University of Minnesota Extension website)

School Gardens (University of Minnesota Extension website)
Website contains a variety of resources related to starting, maintaining a school garden.

Start a School Garden - Here's How

Start a School Garden - Here's How
USDA's recommended steps for starting a school garden project.

Five Steps to Starting a School Garden

Five Steps to Starting a School Garden
The key to a successful school garden is in the planning. No matter the size and style of your garden, you will need to answer important questions about who will use the garden, where it will be located in order to sustain the plants you plan to grow, and how it will be maintained.

Get Outdoors and Learn: How to Grow an Outdoor Classroom

Get Outdoors and Learn: How to Grow an Outdoor Classroom
School Gardens can be an excellent resource for use as an Outdoor Classroom

Getting a Youth Garden Started

Getting a Youth Garden Started
Seven steps for starting a Youth Garden

A Gardening Guide for Kids

A Gardening Guide for Kids
Website providing some guidance on getting started with gardening.

Gardening Year-round in the Classroom
Information on Year-round gardening from www.utahgardennetwork.org.

School Garden Guides/Manuals

Minnesota School Gardens 2013-14: "A Guide to Gardening and Plant Science"

Minnesota School Gardens 2013-14: "A Guide to Gardening and Plant Science"
This 272 page guide from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture covers ALL aspects of school gardening including 31 plant-science based lessons that assist in embedding its content into the classroom.

School Garden Guide (Slow Food USA)

School Garden Guide (Slow Food USA)
A 150 page complete guide to school gardening.

Creating and Growing Edible Schoolyard Gardens  A How to Manual for School Professionals

Creating and Growing Edible Schoolyard Gardens - A How to Manual for School Professionals
This manual for schools will guide you through the basic steps of creating and maintaining an edible schoolyard.

Curriculum / Instructional Activities

School Garden Weekly

School Garden Weekly
School Garden Weekly was created to allow students, teachers, parents, and volunteers the information necessary to start and maintain a successful school garden.

Classroom Projects

Classroom Projects
Garden related activities and "Hands on" lessons can be tied to your regular curriculum.

School Garden Partnerships

Midwest Food Connection

Midwest Food Connection
Midwest Food Connection offers four seasonal sets of lessons about natural foods and sustainable agriculture. These natural foods lessons are available individually and as a set. They teach in grades K-5 and tailor the material to the specific age of the students. (Fee based program)

Minnesota Heart Association/Teaching Gardens

Minnesota Heart Association/Teaching Gardens
How can you become a Minnesota Heart Association Teaching Garden School?

Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers

Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers
Harvest Moon helps schools with technical assistance, fundraising assistance and curriculum consultation. (Fee based program)

Soil Types

The Dirt on Dirt

The Dirt on Dirt
Learn about what type of dirt is the best for your location.

Documentation

Minnesota Academic Standards for School Gardens
Minnesota State Academic Standards that apply to School Gardens.

Minnesota Elementary & Middle School Gardens

Minnesota School Gardens Survey 2017
Minnesota elementary and middle schools with a School Garden program.


SUPPORT MATERIAL

A Garden For Every School

Questions & Comments
Fergus Woolley - Jeffers

Like Us On Facebook Visit Our You Tube Channel Read the Jeffers Foundation Blog

/* connect */