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Title:Family Gardening Curriculum
Pub. date: 2012
Edition: 1st
Includes: Curriculum including Graphics, Recipes, and Activity Items
Audience: Parents, Children
Language: English
Description:This is a six lesson curriculum geared towards families, and focuses on developing healthy gardens and bodies, whole grains, vegetables, seeds, preparing garden space and planting. The lessons range from approximately 45-60 minutes in length.
Funding Source: USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed.
Developer: Dr. Sandra Proctor, Ph. D, RD/LD & Dr. Candice Shoemaker, Ph.D
Organization: Kansas State University
Length: 6 lessons, 45-60 minutes each
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments:

Each lesson has a leader guide containing goals, objectives, materials, and lesson plans complete with activities, color graphics, and tasting sections. Recipes are available.

The final three lessons are designed to be taught in succession with the lesson topics building off of previously-covered information. The activities also utilize items created previously. For example, Spring Planting uses both the plots that were prepared in Dig In and can use the seed tapes made during Introducing the Seed.

Educators should note that the final three lessons require that garden plots and gardening tools be available. Additionally, the lesson series ends when the garden plots are created, so a plan should be in place if educators would like the garden to grow. In some cases, the gardening lessons provide more technical information, such as seed anatomy and scientific terms, about horticulture than participants may need in order to be successful in gardening.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Kansas Family Nutrition Program
    Contact: Judy Speer
    Mail: 347 Justin Hall, Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
    Ordering: Electronic versions of curriculum materials are available for download at no cost. Supporting materials must be purchased separately from original purveyors and vary in costs
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 0.00 per Curriculum
    Avail. in Qty: No

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