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Compost Stew

Mary McKenna Siddals

Kids everywhere can help the environment! Not only is composting becoming more common in households and residential gardens, but many school gardens feature compost piles, too. But how do you start a compost pile? What’s safe to include? Perfect for an Earth Day focus or year-round reference, this inviting book provides all the answers for kids and families looking for simple, child-friendly ways to help the planet.

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The Garden Classroom

Cathy James

Packed with garden-based activities that promote science, math, reading, writing, imaginative play, and arts and crafts, The Garden Classroom offers a whole year of outdoor play and learning ideas—however big or small your garden.

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Oh Say Can You Seed?

Bonnie Worth

I’m the Cat in the Hat, and I think that you need to come take a look at this thing called a seed. This non-fiction book introduces beginning readers to seeds and plant life cycles. The companion book to the Living Necklace lesson plan and the Living Necklace Kit. Please check the kit out separately.

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This guide explores using worms to transform food waste into a nutrient-rich finished product called vermicompost.

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How to Grow a School Garden- A Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers

Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Rachel Kathleen Pringle

How to Grow a School Garden is a complete guide for parents and teachers to answer kids’ biggest questions: Where does my food come from? Is nature important to me? This guide is packed with strategies, to do lists, detailed lesson plans, and easy recipes. A must have for parents, teachers, and administrators! This item will need to be returned.

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Through this hands-on, minds-on program, youth get the basics of botany, the gist of gardening, the essentials of ecology and much more. Award winning activity guide is an excellent resource.

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This book teaches the concepts of basic gardening, growing techniques, thrifty gardens, food safety, ABC’s of healthful eating and healthful snacks.

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This Instructional Unit comes with four different activity guides: Budding Gardner’s, Branching Out, Digging Deeper, and the Helper’s Guide.

These books offer activities for in-door gardening, out-door gardening, flower arranging, composting and basic plant science.

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Junior Master Gardener Handbook

Texas Agriculture Extension Service

Make plantable greeting cards… use peanut butter, chocolate chips, and cereal to learn about soil aggregates… find out how plants clean water… create your own ethnic vegetable garden…. and more. Students can become a certified Junior Master Gardener by completing all eight subject units in Level 1.

A teacher’s guide is also available.


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Worms Eat My Garbage

Mary Appelhof

Author Mary Appelhof provides complete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining small-scale worm composting systems. Internationally recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof has worked with worms for over three decades. Topics include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and how to make the finished product of potting soil.