School Garden Resources
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Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project – Fantastic NC source, loads of lesson plans
Growing Safer Gardens – On this site, you can find all sorts of important information regarding food safety for North Carolina schools.
California School Garden Network – A premier resource for School Gardens, extensively cross referenced to address your questions.
“Classroom” Management in the Garden – Effective techniques to facilitate garden-based learning.
Life Lab Garden Resources – The place to shop for awesome garden based learning resources, some freebies too.
Green Education Foundation – GEF is a non-profit organization that provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental, social, and economic concerns and solutions.
Garden ABCs – The School Garden Share-Site. Provides a wide range of school garden information.
Gardening Glossary Fun glossary from a contributor in the United Kingdom.
Growing Gardeners – Great source of School Garden Experiences from Durham, NC.
Maine School Garden Network – Nice example of a successful Statewide SGN.
Growing Small Farms – A great sustainable agriculture resource in Chatham County, NC.
NC Farm to School – Everything you want to know about NC’s farm to school activities
Guilford County Farm Field Trips – NC Dept of Agriculture lists the Agro-tourism destinations you want for your school field trips.
Natural Learning-the Green Desk – NC State University Loads of resources!
Edible Schoolyard– Great resources and inspiring photos
Rain Barrels– Lots of info on making, buying, or using rain barrels.
N.C. Cooperative Extension “Ask an Expert” – One of the best places to get your gardening questions answered.
Vegetable Info Search – NC State powerful search engine.
Vital Garden Information – Prepared by Guilford County’s Master Gardeners.
Junior Master Gardeners – Great program for teaching youth about gardening
Composting Lesson – Fantastic video lesson will inspire you in your quest to do garden based learning.
Soil Solutions – Great lesson plans for 3rd graders from NC State U Extension.
Growing Seedlings Indoors – Great How to info from Missouri Extension
Seeds vs Transplants
Cool season vs warm season
COOL SEASON VEGETABLES: EASY TO DIRECT SEED
Chinese cabbage/Asian greens
COOL SEASON VEGETABLES: USE TRANSPLANTS OR STARTS
WARM SEASON VEGETABLES: EASY TO DIRECT SEED
WARM SEASON VEGETABLES: USE TRANSPLANTS OR STARTS
Herbs (many are perennial)