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Gardening Resources

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National Gardening Association

This website offers garden plans, lesson resources, curriculum support and grant funding for school gardens. Of special interest to K-12 teachers are sections on:

School Garden Wizard

School Garden Wizard provides detailed background and guidelines for planning and implementing a school garden. The web site was created for America's K-12 school community through a partnership between the United States Botanic Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Gardens for Learning – Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden

This printable guide to school gardens, from the California School Garden Network, makes an excellent resource for raising support and funds for school gardens.

My Healthy School

This web site provides guidelines for school garden construction, including tips on sunlight, soil and water requirements for a successful garden.

Monarch Sister Schools

The Monarch Sister Schools Project is an initiative to stimulate learning through hands-on schoolyard habitat projects. This program helps teachers educate their students about the plight of the monarch butterfly through teacher training workshops, technical assistance in planting butterfly gardens, and networking tools that help facilitate a relationship with a Mexican sister school.

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