GROWING IN THE CLASSROOM: Supplemental Information

Gardening Infomation
GardenABCs Lots of free information on starting a garden in their Library, and links to more Resources
Garden-Based Learning Videos a collection of garden videos from across the web.
Grow Lab Website
Dr. Paul Williams' "Sandbox," website of the scientist who developed Fast Plants and inspired "Bottle Biology." Here are his instructions for creating inexpensive minigarden necklaces for kids. This site also has instructions for making inexpensive milk crate greenhouses and other, low cost experiments for children and adults.
The Rooftop Garden Project Guide to setting up your own edible rooftop garden.
Worms Way Gardening supplies retailer

Local School Gardening Organizations
City Sprouts organization supporting school gardens in Cambridge.
The Food Project local organization dedicated to youth empowerment through sustainable agriculture.
Garden Girl, website of an educational farm in Roxbury!
Groundwork Somerville School garden program in Somerville

Curriculum Websites
Beetlebusters standards based curriculum about the Asian Long-horned Beetle infestation plaguing the Northeast.
Nourish: Food and Community designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability.

Other Organizations
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Children's Gardening several books to help teach kids to garden.
City Farmer: School Gardens lots of links to school gardening organizations
Center for Ecoliteracy Dedicated to education for sustainability. Contains articles on the theory and practice of ecological literacy in education.
Exploratorium Science of Gardening videos and photo essays on the science of gardening
Food Works at Two Rivers Center Agricultural education center in Vermont. Many publications on gardening and environmental education are for sale.
Garden Based Learning Programs: Downloadable curriculum guides from Cornell University

GreenWorks! grants funds projects that promote "learning-by-doing" environmental projects.
Kids Gardening grants for gardening supplies

The following is a list of books recommended by SLUG. These would make useful additions to your school library! There are copies of many of them at the BNAN offices, and most can be found at a nearby Boston Public Library branch.
  • The Chicago School Garden Initiative, Katherine Johnson & Marti Ross Bjornson, (Chicago Botanic Garden)
  • Cultural Uses of Plants, Gabriell DeBear Paye (New York Botanical Garden Press)
  • Digging Deeper, Joseph Kiefer & Martin Kemple, (Common Roots Press)
  • Down to Earth, Susan and Patrick Harman (North Carolina A&T State University)
  • ,Edens Lost and Found, Harry Wiland and Dale Bell (Chelsea Green Pub. Co., c2006)
  • French Fries and the Food System, Sara Coblyn (The Food Project)
  • Garden Mosaics, Cornell University
  • Gardening with Children, M. Hannemann, (Brooklyn Botanical Garden)
  • Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning, Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn, (Green Teacher, 2001)*
  • Grow Lab: Activities for Growing Minds, Eve Pranis & Joy Cohen ( National Gardening Association/
  • Junior Master Gardener, Texas Agricultural Extension Service,
  • Ladybugs & Lettuce Leaves, Project Inside/Outside Somerville Public Schools, (Center for Science in the Public Interest)
  • Start With the Soil: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Improving Soil for Higher Yields, More Beautiful Flowers, and a Healthy, Easy-Care Garden, Grace Gershuny, (St Martins Press)
  • The Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers, Grace Gershuny, (Chelsea Green Publishing Company)
  • Victory Garden Kids’ Book, Marjorie Waters, (Globe Pequot Press; Rev Sub edition April 1994)
  • The Worm Book,Loren Nancarrow and Janet Hogan Taylor, (Ten Speed Press)
  • Worms Eat My Garbage, Mary Appelhof, (Flower Press) (Ms. Appelholf is known as the Worm Lady and she tells all about using worms for composting in this book.) Download PDF

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