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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.

Beginning Earthworms

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 DeskNC 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

 Beets

Carrots

Chard

Chinese cabbage/Asian greens

Collards

Kale

Kohlrabi

Lettuce

Mustard

Parsnip

Peas

Radishes

Spinach

Turnips

 COOL SEASON VEGETABLES: USE TRANSPLANTS OR STARTS

 Asparagus (perennial)

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Garlic

Leeks

Onions

Potatoes

Rutabaga

 WARM SEASON VEGETABLES: EASY TO DIRECT SEED

Basil

Beans

Corn

Cucumber

Dill

Edamame

Melons

Okra

Peas (Southern)

Pumpkins

Squash

WARM SEASON VEGETABLES: USE TRANSPLANTS OR STARTS

 Eggplant

Herbs (many are perennial)

Peppers

Sweet potatoes

Tomatoes