Great Collection of Gardening How To

GrowingWisdom.com has an extensive collection of garden tip videos. The section most relevant to school gardeners is the Vegetable and Herbs Section.

Here is a timely video for those wanting to plant container lettuce this fall.

Growing Wisdom with Dave Epstein :: Vegetables & Herbs


Cesar Chevez Elementary School in Hyattsville, Md

The Earth Day Network Organization worked with Cesar Chevez Elementary School in Hyattsville, Md. to construct the ultimate sustainable garden on the school grounds.


Farm to School - Garden-Based Learning

Farm to School connects schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting California’s farmers. This video highlights the garden based learning element.


Full Circle Farm - "A school district's Farm"

Full Circle Farm is an 11-acre organic, educational farm that puts fresh food in Santa Clara Unified School District cafeterias while helping local youth experience success while they develop job and life skills through the growing, harvesting and marketing of fruit & vegetable crops. Learn more at http://www.fullcirclesunnyvale.org/

Citysprouts an Effective School Gardening Program!

Citysprouts helps a Cambridge, MA school district create learning gardens in 12 schoolyards, and supports teachers' use of the gardens as a direct extension of their classroom teaching. During the 2008-2009 school year they documented 73% of classroom teachers using the garden at least once. Learn more at www.citysprouts.org

Learn more about regional support networks for school gardens.


"Back Pocket" Garden Activities

Back Pocket Garden Activities (View all ten activities from this player, click the arrows)
The following videos demonstrate what we, here at Life Lab, refer to as "back pocket activities." These are all quick, easy, and highly engaging activities that require minimal preparation. We suggest always having one or more of these activities ready to go (or "in your back pocket") in case your lesson ends a few minutes early, or you have a few kids to keep occupied while the others are finishing a task. From searching for the colors of the rainbow to making jewelry from flowers, the activities featured in these videos can be done again and again, with kids seeing and learning new things each time they do them.


"Food, What?!" Youth Program

Eco Company TV created this video on Life Lab's Spring Afterschool Internship. It aired across the nation on over 100 TV stations. Check out more at Eco Company http://www.eco-company.tv/tvshow/episode-102-organic-growing
More on "Food,What?!"


Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden

The Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden (CSYSG) Video Series is a part of the CSYSG Training Model. This workshop has been given to over a thousand educators in California and it includes the California School Garden Network's book Gardens for Learning, participant handouts, and trainer outlines.

These resources can used for those training others on starting school gardens or by those wanting to learn basic garden skills.

View the video and training materials here: http://www.csgn.org/csysgvideo.php


Urban Sprouts Cooking Collard Wontons

Urban Sprouts in action preparing freshly harvested collards into delicious, simple, gourmet snacks!