Youth Gardening Resources

Here are some garden-based education materials that we have created or recommend for teachers and parents.

The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown. An engaging children's book about a boy who cares for an urban garden. It can be used in conjunction with our Biodiversity in Urban Gardens (B.U.G.) curriculum.

• If you are interested in getting youth in your school involved with garden education, we recommend finding a local community garden to get involved with. Or start a community garden of your own! The URI Outreach Center also offers several education programming for youth.

SCLT's Youth Garden Club Manual is geared for helping community groups start and run successful youth garden programs. The 170-page manual compiles SCLT's best practices for running an after-school gardening program that is both community-focused and youth-focused.

The manual includes sections on garden planning, design, suggested vegetable varieties for small-scale youth gardens, a planting calendar, and a 10-month seasonal curriculum.  The curriculum is designed for 6-12 year-olds, but can be easily adapted for younger (or older) students. Proceeds from this product goes towards SCLT's Education program. $150, not including shipping.

Click to view a preview of the intro and a sample month lesson


Here are some garden-based education materials that we have created or recommend for teachers and parents.