In the garden, we rely on a variety of practices to assess our teaching and our students’ knowledge. Reporting out in a group setting, playing interactive games, and applying skills in the field can be used successfully throughout garden class as assessment practices.
This resource provides an overview of practices that teachers at the Edible Schoolyard Berkeley use to make lessons inclusive and engaging. These methods help students of diverse learning styles access curriculum and achieve learning goals.
When choosing ingredients for making a good potting mix or when selecting a potting soil mix that
is already made, check to make sure the ingredients of the mix you choose are organically grown so
that no toxins or chemical sprays are present in the ingredients you are handling.
This resource, compiled by farmer and Edible Schoolyard Project adviser Wendy Johnson, provides an overview of organizations that advance environmental causes, as well as websites, films, and books that explore ecologically sound growing practices.
In this sixth-grade Edible Schoolyard class, students are welcomed back after the winter break to start the new semester. They discuss seasonality in depth and review how the 4B’s can be applied in the garden (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be an Ally).