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Garden to Cafeteria Toolkit

Slow Food USA in partnership with Whole Kids, has developed a toolkit to help school district services safely bring school garden produce onto the lunch line!  Click here to download the Toolkit or click on the image to go to the Whole Kids website.

School Garden Guide

This guide was created by the US Botanic Garden, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education and City Blossoms. This guide is intended for a broad audience and provides guidance for establishing a new school garden, maintaining an existing school garden, or using the school garden for instruction.  Click here to download the School Garden Guide or click on the image to go to the US Botanic Garden website. 

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National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools.

Discover why ECO-Schools USA is the largest comprehensive green school program. Echo-Schools provides you with the framework to make positive, lasting change in your school community. It can be directly integrated into your existing curriculum, so you can still meet the educational standards that you need to teach. 

University of New Hampshire Extension School Gardening Resources.

Gardens are places for great learning and can be used as a tool to teach many subjects. Available lessons, best practices, and resources from UNH Extension and their partners. 

USDA Food and Nutrition Service School Gardens Fact Sheet.

School gardens help establish healthy eating habits, are used as educational tools in the classroom and promote community inclusion.  This fact sheet for farm to school stakeholders provides examples of school gardens that have taken root, and resources to continue growth. 


Growing Minds: Farm to School

School garden resources including: Basic steps for starting a classroom garden, garden lesson plans, Weekly activities for K-2. 


The Slow Food USA School Garden Network

The goal of the Slow Food School Garden Network is to support educators, volunteers, garden leaders and local Slow Food chapters become more effective in sustaining school garden programs in their community. School garden curriculum available to down-load, along with academic research findings.


Their mission  is to create opportunities for kids to play, learn, and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.

They support educators and families with grant funding, original educational resources, inspiration, and community to get more kids learning through the garden.


Action for Healthy Kids School Garden 

Tips and Resources on how starting, funding, and maintaining a school garden.  Links to additional resources including National Education curricula.


NH Farm to School Curriculum

Find useful information on starting and planning a school garden here, as well as lesson plans for each grade level to get students outside.

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