Know, Sow, Grow is a set of six garden-based activities and lessons geared towards teaching the basics of plant parts and processes, emphasizing garden vocabulary and observation. The lessons include leading students through hands-on activities practicing basic gardening skills. The lessons emphasize and actively teach vocabulary because gardening has a deep lexicon that can be intimidating for new gardeners without proper scaffolding. All lessons are designed so that they can be taught in person or remotely, even asynchronously. We recommend teaching Know, Sow, Grow in the sequence described below, as later lessons build on concepts and vocabulary taught in earlier lessons.
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|1||Seed Parts and Sprouting Starts||Distance Learning, Garden Classroom||PreK – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8||Plant Anatomy, Plant Processes, Germination|
|2||Root Investigations||Distance Learning, Garden Classroom||3 – 5, 6 – 8||Root Systems, Observation|
|3||Discovering Flowers||Distance Learning, Garden Classroom||PreK – 2, 3 – 5, 6 – 8||Plant Anatomy, Observation|
|4||Create Your Own: Planter Box||Distance Learning, Garden Classroom||6 – 8, Whole Family||Planting and Growing|
|5||How To: Read a Seed Packet||Distance Learning, Garden Classroom||6 – 8||Planting and Growing|
|6||How To: Direct Seed||Distance Learning, Garden Classroom||6 – 8||Planting and Growing, Direct Seeding|