School Gardens Fact Sheet

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Publication Date:2016
Summary:The USDA's Farm to School Program has produced School Gardens: Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities, a document that provides a brief overview of the benefits and educational uses of school gardens. It includes links to successful school garden programs and tips for planning, staffing, funding, and maintaining a school garden. 
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:LS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:2-LS2-1; 2-LS2-2; 5-LS2-1
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Structure and function; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; community; elementary school; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; usda
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