Garden Based Learning Resources

These resources can be accessed online:

Arizona Cooperative Extension’s Agricultural Literacy Program for Maricopa County—Available on this site are lessons written by Arizona Teachers, activities, and programs.

California Department of Education Nutrition to Grow On curriculum

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, All Lesson Plans

WE Garden Resources

Center for Ecoliteracy

Center for Environmental Education

Cooking with Kids Inc—Based in Santa Fe, NM, Cooking with Kids works with public school students and teaches hands-on classes about cooking, nutrition, and food—Full curriculum and free educational materials available

Eat Think Grow—An organization the provides support and K-5 curriculum for Farm to School programs in the Pacific Northwest

George Watts Montessori Edible Garden—Lessons for Classroom and Garden aligned with North Carolina curriuculm standards for Lower and Upper Elementary grades
Lower Elementary
Upper Elementary

Growing Minds, Farm to School—Applacahian Sustainable Agriculture Project program—Provides database of garden-based curriculum and literature

Junior Master Gardener

Kids in Need Foundation Award Winning Classroom Projects—This collection of award winning classroom projects has curriculum available by subject and divided by grade. There are garden-related or garden-based projects in every subject, except for History.

LifeLab An organization dedicated to garden-based education

National Organization Agriculture in the Classroom AITC has provided a number of resources including lesson plans and quizzes about agriculture on their website. Under “Teacher Center,” lesson plans and quizzes (under “Ag-Knowledge” are available

Resource Library Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables garden-themed nutrition education

University of Arizona, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics General Biology Lesson Plans

Vermont FEED An organization dedicated to Farm to School food education, based in Vermont Classroom resources can be found at (select “Classroom”)