Teacher and Student Resources

School Garden Calendar Cover Page

Powell River School Garden Calendar: A month by month guide to indoor and outdoor school gardening tasks and activities, developed for this area.

SPEC garden_lesson_book: An invaluable resource for teachers! This BC curriculum-connected guide contains easy-to-use lessons plans, activities and handouts covering four main themes of food growing: soil and compost; seeds; plants, flowers and insects; and garden planning.

UBC Landed Learning Program garden planning activity sheets: An excellent garden “planning to plant” activity to do with students.

UBC Landed Learning curriculum ideas for garden-based learning: A collection of tried and tested activities to link garden learning to curricular outcomes.

LifeCycles Victoria collection of curriculum-integrated garden lesson plans: Lots of well-thought out, diverse lesson plans for all elementary grades.

KidsGardening
Links to kids garden activities, garden-based educational resources, gardening advice, and other helpful tips to inspire you to just keep growing.

Captain Planet Foundation Learning from Home Resources (all ages)
Captain Planet Foundation has recommended resources related to outdoor exploration, STEm and food for learning at home. Filter by grade band, topic, and type of activity.

In Defense of Food Curriculum (US – Grades 6-8; 13+)
This curriculum from PBS is designed to help adolescents learn why it is important to eat well, investigate how food companies influence their food choices, and create action plans for changing their eating habits.

Growing Minds’ Day By Day
A compilation of educational resources for use by parents, caregivers and educators during the COVID-19 quarantine (and beyond!). Each week, the Growing Minds team will select a theme related to food, gardens, or nature, and share thematic recommendations for children’s literature, activities, recipes, and online resources.

Green Our Planet Virtual Academy

Another US program with a wealth of video lessons on STEM, nutrition, gardening, hydroponics and more.  New cooking and growing videos are posted each week.