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Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables

"For grades PreK. Grow It, Try It, Like It! Preschool Fun with Fruits and Vegetables is a garden-themed nutrition education kit for child care center staff that introduces children to: three fruits - peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe, and three vegetables - spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash."

Growing Together: A Guide to Building Inspired, Diverse and Productive Youth Communities

"Growing Together is the result of a decade of The Food Project's success working with youth from diverse backgrounds and bridging urban and suburban communities through work on the land. An indispensable resource for youth coordinators, teachers, religious leaders, trainers and community members who want an easily transferable and adaptable approach to creating dynamic, diverse and productive communities."

Jr. Master Gardeners

"The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the University Cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, ""hands-on"" group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind."

Kids Cook Farm Fresh Seasonal recipes, activities and farm profiles

"For grades 2-7. Activities engage teachers and students in grades two through seven in exploring fresh, seasonal, locally grown produce through direct experience. Using tested recipes and farm profiles, Kids Cook Farm-Fresh Food links agriculture and the culinary arts to reading, mathematics, social sciences, and geography."

LiFE Curriculum Series

"This set of 3 inquiry-based curricula engages students in hands-on investigations of our complex food system and how to use scientific evidence to make healthy food and activity choices.Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, teaching tips, and tools for assessment; student activity sheets and readings; and a matrix mapping the book to National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy."

Life Lab's Science Exploration Units

For grades 1-4. Created with lessons from the K-5 Life Lab Science Curriculum and The Growing Classroom our Science Exploration Units are garden themed and aligned to the California State Science Standards.

Maize Activity Guide

"Curriculum designed to help children understand what agriculture is and why it is important. Activities help raise awareness of the diversity of local and national food production, introduce components of farming, and demonstrate basic ecological concepts related to growing food sustainably. "

Math in the Garden

"For grades K-8. This engaging curriculum uses a mathematical lens to take children on an education-filled exploration of the garden. Dozens of hands-on activities hone math skills and promote inquiry, language arts, and nutrition."

Nourish: Food + Community

Explores the provocative question: What's the story of your food?

Nutrition to Grow On

"For grades 4-6. An innovative curriculum for grades four through six that offers teachers a direct link between the garden and nutrition education. Nine lessons are designed to teach children and their families about nutrition by relating each lesson to a garden activity. The curriculum uses the garden to integrate disciplines, including science, mathematics, language arts, history, environmental studies, nutrition and health, while reinforcing some of the California academic content standards. 191 pages, download by lesson or whole document."

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