School Garden 101 – Resource for Teachers

School Garden 101 is a course created for school staff who are interested in creating a new school garden and linking it to classrooms and the cafeteria. Staff include school cooks, teachers, health coordinators, and many more. Participants learn gardening basics, participate in planning their school’s garden, and are encouraged to tie garden learning to the classroom and cafeteria. Each class is focused on a particular garden subject (compost, soil, seedlings, planning) and provides time for school teams to plan. The School Garden Website was created to share the School Garden 101 curriculum with community members that want to engage school staff in learning skills to start a school garden. It is also a resource for those with school gardens. There are session plans and resources for each of the five classes – compost, soil, seedlings, garden planning, and beyond.

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