Gardening ResourcesGarden Resources from Team Nutrition
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
These lessons offer a creative way to connect gardens with nutrition messages in the classroom, cafeteria or lunch room, and at home.
USDA Gardening Resources
United States Department of Agriculture.
USDA, along with its extension service partners, provide the public with resources related to home gardening, nurseries, horticulture, composting, and landscaping.
Agriculture in the Classroom
USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Offers resources for educators and students that supplement and enhance existing curricula in science and the social sciences.
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom Web site offers lesson plans, student activities, resources, and a calendar of events to highlight the importance of agriculture in our daily lives.
From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy (PDF | 2.18 MB)
NC State University. Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
This guide is intended to provide key action ideas for building a sustainable food economy in North Carolina at the state and local levels. Many of the ideas can be revised for use in your particular state.
Gardening Resources from the Healthy Meals Resource System
USDA. NAL. Healthy Meals Resource System.
Find garden theme ideas and activities, lesson plans, full curricula, activity books, and posters from the Healthy Meals Resource System page on school gardens.
Presents guides to 269 flowers and foliage plants; allows user to enter characteristics and get suggested plants; includes tips on lawn care; presents lawn care calendar; offers many fact sheets.
Let's Move! Gardening Guide
Learn about the White House Kitchen Garden and how to plant your own school, community or kitchen garden.
National Gardening Association
National Gardening Association.
Presents information on flowers, produce, and landscaping, with a searchable database of gardening articles, question-and-answer database, pest control library, plant care guides, weed id information, zone finder, and more.
Provides information about using SNAP benefits to grow gardens. Tool kits are available for SNAP participants, state and local government officials, and farmers and commercial growers. Web site also includes a section for requesting posters that can be displayed at farmers' markets, SNAP retail sites, and other locations.
Fresh from the World... Where Your Food Comes From
University of Illinois Extension. Urban Program Resource Network.
Interactive web site can be used to teach children about the origin of their food. Includes fun activities, games, and lots of educational animations on different food histories.