A variety of resources related to starting & maintaining a school garden.
USDA’s recommended steps for starting a school garden.
Whole Kids Foundation’s School Garden Resources page is full of great resources for everything School Garden.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map includes a ZIP code finder that provides the plant hardiness zone for all US ZIP codes.
Learn about what type of dirt is the best for your location.
Here are five easy tips to keep in mind when starting a garden with children.
These articles offer insights on some of the common challenges facing garden projects.
Creating an outdoor classroom doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Here are some tips to help get your school garden growing.
Resources on Gardens from Kidsgardening.org.
Guidance on getting started with gardening, and how you can involve your children. The following web sites can provide information on gardening and planting, along with activities and games for kids.
Minnesota State Academic Standards that apply to School Gardens.
Minnesota School Gardens: A Guide to Gardening and Plant Science. Featuring 31 k-12 lessons linked to the Minnesota Academic Standards.
This guide offers a clear road-map for developing a successful school garden program.
Webinars on School Garden Program Sustainability and Garden to Cafeteria Programs.
School Garden Weekly shares wonderful information for starting and maintaining a successful school garden.
Garden related activities and hands-on lessons that can be tied to your regular curriculum & for families to learn together, while encouraging love for nature and the environment.
These natural foods lessons are available for grades K-5 and are tailored to the specific age of the students. (Fee based program)
Harvest Moon can help with garden design, technical assistance, fundraising assistance, and curriculum consultation for school gardens.
Minnesota elementary and middle schools with a school garden program.