School gardens are a powerful teaching tool, and now our new, comprehensive guide makes it easier for educators to use them in the classroom and after school. Grow a Garden Classroom was created by KC Healthy Kids and KC Community Gardens to empower teachers to bring their students to the garden.
You can get an in-depth look at the guide at a free workshop set for September 22 in KCMO.
“With schools’ busy schedules, a seamless transition from classroom to garden is necessary. Grow a Garden Classroom allows an opportunity to build on both classroom learning and garden experiences, creating a fruitful environment for both students and teachers,” said MaryAnna Henggeler, garden coordinator for Kansas City Community Gardens.
Here are 11 ways students can learn math, science, English/language arts, history/social science, health/P.E. and fine arts concepts in the garden. You’ll find detailed lesson plans for all of these and more in Grow a Garden Classroom.
“Educators have so many responsibilities in the classroom, and this user-friendly guide is a great tool for integrating the garden with mandatory curriculum,” said Rachael McGinnis Millsap, Farm to School Director for KC Healthy Kids.
Come grow with us and help reshape our school communities for a brighter future!