School Gardens

Ag in the Classroom is proud to support school garden programs. Check out our garden-related resources for garden lesson ideas, a guide to starting your school garden, and more! Be sure to also explore the opportunities on our Grants & Scholarships page.

WE Garden Lesson Packet

WeGarden

These one-page lessons have great ideas for hands-on, garden-based learning that can be used within or outside the classroom walls.
Subjects: Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts, Health/Nutrition

School Garden Links and Resources

Gardens for Learning

Gardens for Learning Book

Gardens for Learning

Download the guidebook developed through a collaboration with the Collective School Garden Network.

CROP (California Regions of Optimal Planting) Circles

CROP

This easy-to-use diagram illustrates proper planting and harvesting times for 18 crops commonly found in California school gardens.

California's Fruit and Vegetable Crop Seasons

Crop Seasons

Check out the chart of California's fruit and vegetable crop seasons, created by the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Garden-Related Acrostic Poems

Garden-Related Acrostic Poems

The four-page guide introduces students to the history of our nation's Presidential Turkey tradition and engages them with activities about the popular poultry. Activities are aligned to California Education Standards which include Common Core English Language Arts, Common Core Mathematics, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Agricultural Fact and Activity Sheets

Fact Sheets

The fact sheets include one page of information related to an agricultural commodity and one page of lesson plan ideas for using that information. The set includes everything from almonds to table grapes, as well as plant nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potasium.

The Invasive Species Fact Sheet Set introduces six invasive species, the damage they cause to California crops and how to stop their spread.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

Our lesson plan collection includes some great resources for garden learning.

What's Growin' On? 7th Edition - Your Link to California Agriculture

What's Growin' On?

This edition of our hands-on student newspaper is focused on gardens. You can also explore the entire collection, as each issue can easily be used to complement a garden-based education.