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.
Youth Gardening Gazette
Stay up-to-date about youth gardening and school gardens between National Children & Youth Garden Symposia.
Sowing the Seeds of Success
Designed to walk you through the organizational aspects of a youth gardening program.
Explore natural habitats, climate stability, plant life, and green careers with resources by Scholastic and Seed Your Future.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Thematic activities for the classroom based on the wide variety of plant collections at the Garden – deserts to wetlands and more!
Curricula and other resources to help teachers, volunteers and parents plan and implement successful youth garden programs.
Green Schoolyards America
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 children ages 2-10.