School and Community Gardens
The People's Garden: Healthy Gardens Healthy Youth Toolkit and Research Results
The Healthy Gardens Healthy Youth Educational Toolkit
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Curriculum
Free garden-themed nutrition lesson plans and hands-on activities for preschool age youth.
The Great Garden Detective Adventure Curriculum
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 is for 3rd and 4th graders.
Dig In! Curriculum
Explore a world of possibilities in the garden and on your plate using ten inquiry-based lessons that engage 5th and 6th graders in growing, harvesting, tasting, and learning about fruits and vegetables.
The People's Garden Initiative
This Initiative works across USDA and with partners to start and sustain school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural and urban areas with the mission of growing healthy food, people and communities.
CCE-Tompkins' Resource Guide for School, Community and Home Gardens
This guide has everything you need to know to start a community, school or home garden.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York Community Gardens Video
This video tells a touching story of 5 community gardens in the Finger Lakes Region supported by Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Garden Video (3 min version)
Are you interested in starting or improving a garden at your school? Watch this quick 3 minute video to find out what Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York can do to support your efforts!
Get Growing with Cornell!
This website has loads of information on planting a school or community garden!
If you're thinking about trying a container garden to grow vegetables, this website will give you tips for getting started. Contact your local Cornell Cooperative Extension for more information about container gardens.
Farm to School Planning Toolkit
The Farm to School Toolkit guides you through the process of creating a Farm to School Program and provides useful tips and tricks to reference.
This Cornell home gardening website has guides to 58 vegetables,and numerous flowers and foliage plants. Each guide contains a detailed description and growing instructions, site and soil requirements, varieties, and solutions for managing pests and diseases.
Farm to School: Videos and Webinars
The two webinar series, Healthy Habits Take Root and Growing Roots in Farm to School, are great for learning skills on how to incorporate local foods into your school. They also supply strategies to engage the children and community in the Farm to School project.
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Garden Video (8 min version)
Are you interested in starting or improving a garden at your school? Watch this 8 minute video to find out what Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York can do to support your efforts and hear some of our success stories!
Slow Food USA's School Garden Guide
This comprehensive “how-to” guide offers a clear roadmap for developing a successful school garden program in any community.