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Every fall, before the sixth-grade students come to the garden for the first time, we visit their academic classrooms with the “Respect in the Garden” poster (see PDF attached below). We do an interactive presentation to introduce them to the behavioral...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

A typical garden class with sixth graders at the Edible Schoolyard is 86 minutes (1 hour and 26 minutes) and is divided into three main parts: Opening Circle, In the Field (work time), and Closing Circle. In the garden, we have integrated rituals and routines into every...

Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

Compiled by Wendy Johnson

The Art of Simple Food, Vols. 1 and 2, Alice Waters. New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, Vol. 1 – 2007, Vol. 2 – 2013.

  • From the heart of the garden, food to nourish the soul and to feed a hungry world. These two...
Place of Learning: Garden
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

Each of these questions is hand-written on an index card and laminated. The cards are used at the table to encourage conversation and communication among the group.

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

In this six-part eighth grade humanities lesson series, students discuss and reflect on the factors and considerations that influence personal food choices; consider the impacts of food choices on personal well-being, the environment, and other people; and debate the...

Place of Learning: Cooking Classrooms, Kitchen
Type: Lessons
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 8

Knife skills are at the foundation of every student's experience in the Edible Schoolyard kitchen classroom. Before students touch knives in the kitchen, they participate in a...

Place of Learning: Kitchen
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Adults/Professionals

The Action Planning Poster is a template for teams to use when drafting plans for new projects, and can be a helpful way to organize thoughts and responsibilities across team members.

Place of Learning: None
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

This resource provides a framework for developing an edible education curriculum.

Place of Learning: Garden, Kitchen, Academic Classroom, Support Organization
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades:

Working with tools is an essential aspect of every student’s experience at the Edible Schoolyard.  Students are introduced to tool safety in their classrooms before they come out to the garden, and then they are given a tool shed orientation during their first...

Place of Learning: Farm-Based
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: Grade 7, Adults/Professionals

This resource provides links to readings and tools to help educators plan curriculum.

Place of Learning: Garden, Kitchen
Type: Program Management
Uploaded byKyle Cornforth
Grades: