Lessons & Activity Ideas


Following are a number of resources to help you plan lessons and activities for engaging children and youth in your garden, whether it be located at a school, museum, community farm, or other site.




Green Teacher is dedicated to helping educators, both inside and outside of schools, promote environmental awareness among young people aged 6-19.

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Kids Garden Community

A new online platform for gardeners like you. Kids Garden Community is the place to ask questions, explore resources, inspire, and be inspired.

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School Garden Support Org

The School Garden Support Organization Network is made up of organizations and individuals that support multiple school garden programs at a regional, school district, or state level. The SGSO Network, in partnership with Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, will host a Growing School Gardens Summit April 22-25.

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Explore natural habitats, climate stability, plant life, and green careers with resources by Scholastic and Seed Your Future.


Curricula and other resources to help teachers, volunteers and parents plan and implement successful youth garden programs.

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Resources for schools gardens from a leader in garden-based education for the past 40 years.

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Explore the newest youth curriculum from Cornell Garden-Based Learning- Project S.O.W. (Seeds of Wonder): Food Gardening with Justice in Mind. 

Download the Living Schoolyard Activity Guide, containing 131 ideas for year round school ground activities.

Free resources including What’s in Our Library, a comprehensive list of garden, nature, and food-themed books for kids ages 2-10.