Youth Educational & Curriculum Resources

BEETLES Project Provides student guides and instructor support materials for nature-centered outdoor science lessons that connect with NGSS. BEETLES Project.

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom offers online teaching resources for anyone educating students K-12.

Captain Planet Foundation created an online School Garden Cookbook (PDF) with recipes for cool-weather and warm-weather harvests that are easy to incorporate into the classroom.

Collective School Garden Network provides resources for each step of managing a school garden, including planning, planting, promotion, and teaching in the garden.

Cornell University Garden-Based Learning program offers activities, lessons, and curriculum that cover a variety of subjects, like art and math.

Edible Schoolyard provides resources for the school garden ranging from lesson plans, program development, and school food reform.

George Watts Montessori developed curriculum for grades 1-3, focused on the garden.

Growing Minds Farm to School offers lesson plans, garden activities, related literature, trainings and workshops.

Junior Master Gardener Program is designed to allow your class or individual to become a “Junior Master Gardener.”  Children will gain hands-on learning experiences with the community and the gardens.

Kids Gardening provides educator resources like curriculum, lesson plans, garden designs, and activities for the garden.

Life Lab promotes experiential learning for all ages through farm- and garden-based education, including children’s camps, field trips, youth and internship programs and teacher workshops.

Missouri Botanical Garden offers online curriculum and resources for school garden education.

Nature’s Notebooks offers materials for educators to incorporate nature into their classrooms.

National Farm to School Network offers a vast resource database includes curriculum, trainings, and webinars on local food sourcing, school gardens, and agricultural education.

Nourish offers a Nourish Curriculum Guide that contains curriculum ideas, learning activities, and student handouts.

Science NetLinks offers science lesson plans for K-12.

Whole Kids Foundation offers their Salad Bars to Schools Grant Program, free online tools to improve lunch programs, and school garden curriculum and resources.