The UGA Extension’s School Garden Curriculum offers K-8 lessons that use gardens to teach earth science, life science, and physical science topics. The lessons are listed by grade level and are aligned to Georgia Performance Standards. The K-5 curriculum has lessons in earth science, life science, physical science, English and language arts, math, and social studies. Grade 6 has lessons in earth science, grade 7 lessons in life science, and grade 8 lessons in physical science.

We create opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.


KidsGardening has been a leader in the school gardening movement since 1982. We envision happier, healthier kids learning in the garden and connecting to nature. This improves nutritional attitudes and educational outcomes, enhances social and emotional learning, and gives rise to environmental stewardship in youth across the country.

We inspire, support, and connect educators and families by providing garden grants and curriculum, and by cultivating a community of practice. We hope you will join us.

Whole Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping kids eat better—and enjoy it!


Our Mission

We support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness.Given the right opportunities, kids will get excited about fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other nutritious whole foods.

 School Garden Project is committed to a future in which all children become knowledgeable, healthy adults who understand the basics of growing food, can apply science principles to garden ecosystems, steward the natural world, eat fruits and vegetables, and contribute to a thriving community.

School gardens are multi-faceted experiential learning labs.  Many educators are looking for more innovative ways to present subject matter that balances academic achievement with fostering a love of learning.  The best learning environments include a variety of verbal, written, and hands-on activities for each lesson.  Although new technology is playing a vital and growing role in modern education, many professionals are also seeking ways to connect students back to their environment, and instill greater life skills and a sense of community in their classrooms.  Many of these skills can be taught through conections in the school garden.

Curriculum Resources For School Gardens

ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program was one of the first in the country, getting its start in 2002 at Hazelwood Elementary in Haywood County. Growing Minds (GM) now works with schools in 60 Appalachian Grown counties, helping them to provide farm to school experiences to their students. And as the Growing Minds program has grown, so has farm to school grown nationally – there are now farm to school programs in all 50 states in more than 9000 schools!

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