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Title:The Great Garden Detective Adventure
Alt. Title:A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum for Grades 3 and 4
Pub. date: January 2013
Includes: Teacher’s Guide, 11 lessons and appendices, curriculum tools, parent newsletters (Garden Detective News)
Audience: Children, Elementary School , Grades 3 and 4
Language: English
Description:"Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers."
Funding Source: Team Nutrition, United States Department of Agriculture
Developer: United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Team Nutrition
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: Print Availability: Elementary schools participating in the National School Lunch Program or other Child Nutrition program may request a free print copy of the curriculum. All others are welcome to download materials from the Team Nutrition Web site at
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Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Team Nutrition, U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Mail: 3101 Park Center Drive Room #632
Alexandria, VA 22302
    Phone: (703) 305-1624
    Fax: (703) 305-2549
    Order URL:
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:There is a limit of 1 curriculum per order; requests for more than 1 copy (e.g., for multiple classrooms implementing the curriculum at the same time) should be sent to

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