Here are some garden-based education materials that we have created or recommend for teachers and parents.
• If you are interested in getting youth in your school involved with garden education, we recommend finding a local community garden to get involved with. Or start a community garden of your own! The URI Outreach Center also offers several education programming for youth.
• SCLT's Youth Garden Club Manual is geared for helping community groups start and run successful youth garden programs. The 170-page manual compiles SCLT's best practices for running an after-school gardening program that is both community-focused and youth-focused.
The manual includes sections on garden planning, design, suggested vegetable varieties for small-scale youth gardens, a planting calendar, and a 10-month seasonal curriculum. The curriculum is designed for 6-12 year-olds, but can be easily adapted for younger (or older) students. Proceeds from this product goes towards SCLT's Education program. $150, not including shipping.