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My First Garden
A guide to the fun and clever world of gardening.
I Can Garden:Kidz Corner
A Canadian gardening site with a Kidz corner section that
offers a number of activities and projects for kids in the
Tips from the Victory Garden for gardening with kids.
The Edible School Garden Program
Using food as a unifying concept, students learn how to
grow, harvest, and prepare nutritious seasonal produce.
Experiences in the kitchen and garden foster a better understanding
of how the natural world sustains us, and promotes the environmental
and social well being of the school community.
Learn about botany by starting a school garden
There are many opportunities available for children to become
involved with plants, gardens, or the outdoors in general.
Some of these opportunities include children's programs
at school gardens, botanic gardens or community gardens.
This site contains ideas for gardening with kids.
Junior Master Gardener Program
An international youth gardening program of the Cooperative
Extension Service network. JMG Mission: To grow good kids
by igniting a passion for learning, success and service
through a unique gardening education.
Wisconsin Fast Plants
Join thousands of teachers worldwide who use Fast Plants®
to bring science alive in their classrooms! These petite,
hardy, fast-growing plants whiz through an entire life cycle
in about 40 days, making them ideal for inquiry-based science
investigations and for learning about plant biology.
Without plants, which supply food, shelter, and oxygen,
people couldn't survive. Delve into the diverse world of
plants to discover how plants function and how they adapt
to the place they call home — with featured video
clips, lesson plans, discussion guide, and activities.
Plants and their Parts
A lesson plan with activities to encourage students to observe
and document similarities and differences between parts
at Those Leaves
Lesson plan to observe, measure, and sort tree leaves. To
examine leaves individually, in groups, and in relationship
to the entire tree.
Plants Need to Grow
Lesson plan and activities on what plants need to grow.
This lesson plan is about how plants respond to changes
in their environment.
Participate in a science experiment to learn the cold requirements
of spring-flowering bulbs.
Educational activities for gardening with kids.
A Scrapbook for All
Create a record of your garden to help kids appreciate the
changing seasons and see the value of simple and regular
A plant activity that will help students with their language
development, math and social skills.
a Seed Collector
Activity will enforce the kid’s understanding of a
plant’s life cycle.
Track the sweep of spring in the Northern Hemisphere by
keeping an eye on your Red Emperor tulips as they burst
forth and bloom! This exciting seasonal event begins underground
Activities from the
Do It Yourself Network
My First Garden
A guide to the fun and clever world of gardening
University of Illinois Extension Guide to Horticulture
Parts and their Function
Detailed explanation of plant parts and their function from
Careers in Botany
A guide to working with plants.
Biology of Plants
Learn about the functions of plant parts, pollination and
how plants make food.
The Adventures of Herman the Worm
The autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm.
USDA Plant Database
A database with 30,000 plant images and a list of plants
in your state.
Plants in Motion
Watch videos of plants moving to light, seeds germinating
and flowers opening and closing.
Seed Saver’s Exchange
Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization that saves
and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming
a living legacy that can be passed down through generations.
Seed Germination Database
Excellent listing of germination requirements for hundreds
The Gardening Launch Pad
Make The Gardening Launch Pad your starting point for all
your electronic gardening needs.
Grow-Light Frame Plans
If you'd like to start your own seeds inside, or you work
with youth or children and are looking for fun and meaningful
projects, these grow-light plans might be just what you
Youth Gardening Grants
National Gardening Association awards youth garden grants
to schools and community organizations with child-centered,
outdoor garden programs.
2014 Mantis Tiller Award Program
Apply today to win one of 20 Mantis tiller/cultivators (each
complete with border edger attachment) for your garden program!
America the Beautiful Fund
The American the Beautiful Fund offers grants of free seeds
for community planting projects. Grants of 100 to 2000 seed
packets are being offered on the basis of availability and
relative need. These are 2002-2003 seeds with germination
rates of 90 percent to 95 percent. For an application contact:
America the Beautiful Fund
725 15th Street,NW
Washington D.C. 20005