Grow an Easy School Garden
Teach gardening and nutrition with a school container garden or garden in a bag and container gardening curricula. Woolly School Gardens will even help you raise money to finance a gardening kit. These pocket gardens are being used all over, from the U.S. to the U.K. to Africa. Use our links to learn more and start sowing!
Woolly School Garden: "Everything a school needs to create an outdoor garden classroom and begin teaching gardening and nutrition." Includes:
• "Woolly" Garden Pockets (50)
• Do-it-yourself hardware & instructions
• Premium soil
• Organic seeds
• Compost Tea
• Planting chart & Gardening manual
• Nutrition and Gardening Curriculum Lessons
Container gardening: a step by step guide
Biome in a Box: Composting kits and ideas for educators
Curricula for container gardening: 5 container projects
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Workshops around California in February and March: Free two-day training for teachers, school personnel and community partners. Provides tools to support an increase of fresh fruits and vegetables on school campuses through fun, interactive, and skill-building activities.
For more information, and to register, visit: http://www.healthyschoolenvironment.org/workshop-registration.
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center School Garden Teacher Training & Support Program: Summer residential trainings in June and July
California Statewide School Garden Survey: If you work with a school garden consider completing the California Statewide School Garden Survey. The survey is being administered by Life Lab Science Program, with support from the California School Garden Network, with the purpose of better understanding common elements, uses, and resources needed to sustain school gardens. If your school wants to have a garden but hasn't yet established one, complete the survey to help explain what the barriers to establishing school gardens are. Access the survey here: http://www.lifelab.org/2010/12/schoolgardensurvey/