Tag Archives: garden books

Grow a Backyard Vegetable Garden – Free Book

Not since World War II has the notion of a Victory Garden been so prevalent. Not only can a backyard garden provide you and your family with a balanced nutritious diet, but the very act of gardening itself is invaluable to our morale and well-being. It is also the perfect activity for the whole family. […]

Middle School Nutrition and Garden Curriculum

  Diggin It! is a Middle School Nutrition and Garden Curriculum created by Nutritionist & Certified Health Coach, Jill Parsh. This 100+ page pdf is available as a free download by simply clicking the link above. As owner of Food for Health, LLC Jill works with kids and families (one-on-one and in groups) to teach them how […]

How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

Creating a school garden requires various skills of which gardening is merely one. Authors Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Kathleen Pringle of the recently published, How to Grow a School Garden: A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers, understand this well. These are the ten chapters covering such diverse topics as: design, budgeting, organizing, fundraising and […]

Smart By Nature: Schooling for Sustainability

Smart By Nature: Schooling for Sustainability By Michael K. Stone/Center for Ecoliteracy Foreword by Daniel Goleman, author of Ecological Intelligence Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability portrays the growing sustainability movement in K-12 education, showcasing inspiring stories of public, independent, and charter schools across the country. This 216-page book describes strategies for greening the campus […]

Rain Gardening in the South

I’ve been noticing school rain gardens being mentioned more frequently in news alerts and thought some of you would find this book invaluable. Written by NCSU horticulturalists Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford, Rain Gardening in the South helps gardeners wisely use our most precious resource—water. Rain gardens maximize rainwater, enhance the landscape, and promote good environmental […]

The Seedfolks of Room 324

Over the course of two weeks students wrote, filmed, and directed this short film after reading Paul Fleischman’s novel Seedfolks. These stories are the students’ stories created on location in Mr. Hughes’ English class at Virgil Middle School in Los Angeles, California. Put this book on your summer reading list, you’ll thank me in the […]

Our Generous Garden

Fellow Master Gardener Anne Nagro (Illinois chapter) has recently published a non-fiction children’s book, Our Generous Garden. The book is based on Anne’s successful seed-to-table elementary school garden project that last year donated 900 pounds of produce to a local food bank. The easy-to-read text written from a child’s perspective follows students as they find […]