Garden Based Learning
Discover the benefits of garden based learning in this easy-to-read resource created by TDA. See how garden based learning can be utilized to strengthen learning for all ages and subjects.
Eat Smart… it’s in the Garden
This resource, developed by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, helps explain all aspects of a school garden, including planning, suggestions for getting the community and administration’s buy-in, incorporating garden-based learning into curriculum an incorporating garden harvest into cafeteria meals.
Aggie Horticulture Website
This website offers information and resources for garden managers, including planning and development tools and an Easy Gardening Series with information specific to fruit and vegetable varieties that grow well in Texas climates.
Food Safety Tips for School Gardens
If you are interested in using school garden produce in cafeteria meals or student taste testing activities, please review this reference guide developed by the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) in partnership with USDA. The guide outlines practices that will help program operators enhance the safety of fruits and vegetables grown in a school garden.
REAL School Gardens
This organization helps elementary schools create and sustain school gardens, by encouraging the use of gardens to support students’ learning and fostering cooperation among schools, families and the community.
Got Dirt? Garden Toolkit for implementing youth gardens
This easy-to-use toolkit, developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Program, provides a framework for starting a fruit and vegetable garden. The toolkit is designed to walk you through the basic steps of starting and maintaining a garden.
School Garden Assessment Tool
This school garden assessment tool, developed by The Edible Schoolyard Project, provides a framework for collecting data on the functionality of school gardens and determining areas of need, including training, technical assistance and financial support.
Incorporating School Garden Language into a School Wellness Policy
This guide, developed by the Wisconsin School Garden Initiative, outlines two ways to effectively integrate school garden language into a district wellness policy.
Please visit our Educational Resources
page for a collection of materials for teaching students about agriculture and nutrition. For information regarding incorporating school garden produce into cafeteria meals, please refer to the Food Safety
and Handling and Storage