School Garden Resource Center

The Garden as an Outdoor Classroom

School gardens are an invaluable resource capable of sparking students’ imaginations, supporting their learning, and exciting their taste buds. Whether you are looking to build a school garden from the ground up, or tap into and expand an existing program, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom is here to help! These resources will help garden educators establish programs that meet Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards while also empowering students to make healthy choices for themselves and the environment. If you stumble across a great garden resource that we have missed, please let us know!


Resources

Getting Started

Getting Started

Whether you are just getting your school garden off the ground, or are looking to deepen your skills, these resources will help you grow and maintain an inviting and productive school garden.

Getting Started

Curriculum

Curriculum

Address academic standards through engaging lessons in the school garden. These resources lend themselves well to school day subjects, as well as after-school garden club activities.

Curriculum

OAITC in the Garden

OAITC in the Garden

Teach students about agriculture and natural resources in the garden using our free books, lessons, and curriculum kits! Is there a resource that you love, but can’t find here? Let us know!

AITC Resources

Oregon Teaching Resources

Oregon Teaching Resources

Oregon is home to a plethora of organizations specializing in garden and farm education. Some even offer field trips and classroom visits!

Oregon Teaching Resources

School Garden Grants

School Garden Grants

Identify funding sources for your school garden.

 

School Garden Grants

Success Stories

Success Stories

Learn about incredible school garden initiatives and partnerships in Oregon! Write us to share your own story!

 

Success Stories

Additional Resources

Great links to the national AITC website, regional and national organizations, and links for both teachers and students.

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