Teaching & Learning in Your Garden

Creating a garden is the first step towards the ultimate goal -- teaching students and helping them learn through the unique activities of building and maintaining a school garden.  Below are ideas on how to you can incorporate school gardening into your lesson plans and students' learning experiences. For additional inspiration, visit the School Garden Success Stories on this site.

In-School Programs

These in-classroom programs can help you adapt learning in the garden to your curriculum.

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Out-of-School Programs

Links to extra-curricular programs and field trips that might benefit your students.

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School Garden Curriculum

Are you a teacher or a school garden educator who has used garden-related curriculum that you would like to recommend?  Please let us know so we can post here for other educators! Send an email to growtolearn@grownyc.org.

Visit Randall's Island Learning Garden

In April 2010, GrowNYC helped to plant a 3,000 square foot “Learning Garden” on Randall’s Island where children can grow and harvest vegetables and take cooking classes. A great field trip destination, where students whose schools that may not yet have a garden can get their hands dirty while learning and taking part in the natural world. Click here for more of Randall Island's gardens story and photos >

Garden to School Café Program

This exciting pilot program connects the learning that is blossoming in school gardens inside into the cafeteria.

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