School Garden Curriculum : an Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking
The School Garden Curriculum provides an integrated K-8 framework and over 200 weekly lessons that weave science, permaculture, and environmental education into place-based, immersive learning. For teachers aiming to blend science and life skills while inspiring environmental stewardship.
Print Book, English, 2019
New Society Publishers, Limited, 2019
Acknowledgments Introduction: Where Permaculture and Science Meet Kindergarten: An Introduction to Gardening Fall: Getting to Know the Garden Winter: Pollination and Seeds Spring: Insects and Garden Species First Grade — Grade One: Seeds Fall: The Edible Parts of Plants Winter: Traveling Seeds Spring: Sprouting Seeds ExperimentSecond Grade — Grade Two: Pollinators and Cycles Fall: Seasons and Garden Changes Winter: Beneficial Insects and Birds Spring: Observing PollinatorsThird Grade — Grade Three: Becoming Soil Scientists Fall: The Garden Ecosystem Winter: Soil Vitality Experiment Spring: Fostering Healthy SoilsFourth Grade — Grade Four: Vermicomposting Fall: Becoming a Worm Expert Winter: Mini Worm Bin Project Spring: Worms Help Grow a Healthier GardenFifth Grade — Grade Five: Composting Fall: Composting Basics Winter: Compost in a Jar Experiment Spring: Healthy Soils and Garden PlantsSixth Grade — Grade Six: Rain Gardens Fall: The Way Water Moves Winter: Rain Garden Design Spring: Building a Rain GardenLeadership and StewardshipSeventh Grade — Grade Seven: Renewable Resources Fall: Catching and Storing Energy Winter: Valuing Renewable and Natural Resources Spring: Using Small and Slow SolutionsEighth Grade — Grade Eight: Leadership and Stewardship Fall: Energy Cycles and Conservation Winter: Designing Systems Spring: Supporting BiodiversityEndnotesAppendix A: Next Generation Science StandardsAppendix B: Resources IndexAbout the AuthorAbout New Society Publishers