In this lesson, students explore their pre-existing associations with the word organic. This lesson extends on the conversations from the lesson, What is Organic?. Students will map and discuss their thoughts, as well as the various influences that make up their understanding of organic.
In this lesson students will explore the guiding principles that inform and define organic agriculture. Students will identify and discuss the four principles of organic before delving into the ecology of a garden.
This resource details some important ways to set up agreements in your class. Additionally, it provides suggested instructional practices that can support you in building an open, supportive, inclusive, and rigorous classroom community.
The process of direct seeding (also called direct sowing) involves planting seeds in the garden, rather than buying small plants or starting seeds indoors and transplanting them outside. This lesson will walk you through the steps of direct seeding so you are ready to direct seed something yourself!
Ever wonder why a flower looks the way it does? Or what the different parts of a flower are for? In this lesson, you will explore the structure of flowers and learn about flower parts and what they do. You will examine a flower and draw and label different parts of your flower.
Have you ever wondered what happens below ground when a plant grows? Today, you are going to watch a time-lapse video of a bean seed growing. Next, you will examine the root systems of different plants and make observations.
Building a planter box is a simple way to start gardening. This lesson will help you build your own planter box using a few simple items that you can get at any hardware or garden store or by upcycling things you have already.
We are going to make a family heritage box – a keep sake box that contains items that represent your family, your culture and history. First you will watch a video of an artist talking about how she uses art to honor her culture and family.
Did you know that a lot of the produce in your kitchen will sprout new growth just by putting it in water or soil? This activity explores growing food from the ends and scraps of produce in your kitchen.