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In this lesson students are given a nutritional challenge to work in teams and create a healthful snack utilizing all the ingredients in their box. They have the opportunity for team building while drawing on past kitchen skills, their knowledge of flavours and nutritional...

Place of Learning: Kitchen Classrooms
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byMarguerita Mees
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

This lesson is inspired by The Center for Ecoliteracy’s lesson titled Oak Woodland Learning Activity. The lesson is adapted to engage a younger audience, to reflect the environment of a different region and to explore a forest managed specifically for maple sugaring....

Place of Learning: Farm Based, Academic Classrooms
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKatie Culpepper
Grades: Grade 2 , Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

This map details the newest native garden project at our school (Spring/2014). Two classes of middle school student planted and mulched the garden, researched the plants and will be giving tours to fellow students and community visitors on it on April 18, 2014.

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Place of Learning: Academic Classrooms
Type: Community Outreach
Grades: Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Adults/Professionals

The following is a list of academic studies examining the positive impacts of school gardens, farm-to-school programs and school cooking programs on students (with a focus on school garden programs).

Place of Learning: Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms, School Cafeterias, Academic Classrooms
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded byEmilie Gioia
Grades: College/University, Adults/Professionals

 While no two youth gardens are alike, and strategies that work for one may hinder another, there are several common best practices that Gateway Greening has found to be indicators of youth garden group strength, self-sufficiency and longevity.  

Place of Learning: Garden Classrooms
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded byElizabeth Gugala
Grades: Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, College/University, Adults/Professionals, Other

The School Garden Assessment Tool has been extremely helpful in collecting data on the functionality of school gardens and in determining the greatest areas of need.  This has allowed the School Garden Specialist to provide relevant trainings, meaningful technical...

Place of Learning: Garden Classrooms
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded bySam Ullery
Grades: Adults/Professionals

School Food 101 is planned as a series of briefs describing the operating realities of food service in the nation’s largest school districts. This idea emerged from FOCUS stakeholders, who need succinct, straightforward ways to talk about the complexities of...

Place of Learning: School Cafeterias
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded byAmy Rosenthal
Programs: School Food FOCUS
Grades: Adults/Professionals

A Report by the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Center for Weight and Health, University of California at Berkeley. Commissioned by the Chez Panisse Foundation (now the Edible Schoolyard Project).

Place of Learning: School Cafeterias
Type: Assessment/Evaluation
Uploaded byEmilie Gioia
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

In this lesson, students bake a quiche using ingredients from our farm. Students first review the characteristics of both a local food system and an industrial food system and explore the idea of seasonality. Students learn the limits, but also the opportunities of eating in...

Place of Learning: Farm Based, Kitchen Classrooms
Type: Recipes
Uploaded byKatie Culpepper
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6

This Soul Vegetable Fried Rice is inspired by the recipe we created and prepared during my wonderful trip to the Edible Schoolyard Academy in 2013. In Baltimore children and adults love Fried Rice. It is often served greasy and overly salted...

Place of Learning: Garden Classrooms, Kitchen Classrooms
Type: Recipes
Uploaded byJennifer Crisp
Programs: New Era Academy
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12