Growing Minds - Farm to School Lesson Plans

Over the years, Growing Minds has developed Farm to School activities that incorporate national standards. Find lesson plans, recipes, books, and other resources for each month of the school year.


A short children's novel written by Paul Fleischman, with illustrations by Judy Pedersen. The story is told by a diverse cast of characters living on (or near) Gibb Street in Cleveland, Ohio, each from a different ethnic group. Chapter by chapter, each character describes the transformation of an empty lot into a vibrant community garden, and in doing so, they each experience their own transformations.

The Botany of Desire

"The Botany of Desire lends itself well to a wide diversity of subjects. While its content is most specifically about ecology and the natural sciences, Pollan's ability to argue an original, complicated idea in a convincing way makes it a perfect text for writing or journalism students. Philosophy students will find a springboard for examining the place of humans in the natural world."

The Omnivore

In this book, you′ll go undercover at the supermarket.