Another 4-H curriculum that I love is "Eating Healthy from Farm to Fork". It is well written and full of wonderful activities for the children. I have used the 1st grade curriculum and the 2nd grade curriculum however, both can be adapted and modified easily to be used with multiple age groups. They offer insight into California's agriculture, past and present, the importance of a healthy and balanced diet and fun and delicious recipies.
Use trellises to grow peas in early spring and cherry tomatoes in late summer. You can teach children knots and lashing skills making trellises. And, the kids love picking the peas, shelling them, cooking and eating them. And, if you can keep the kids from eating the cherry tomatoes right off the vine then you can use them in different recipes: salads, pastas and kabobs!
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Stacey Tamai's insight:
This is a great resource to use. There are always many different topics covered: announcements of upcoming events, workshops and training opprtunities, various crops, special interest stories and links to other resources as well.
Planting Seeds of Science: Gardening with Kids. ... Gardening provides magical opportunities for children to learn through science as they explore the outdoors and watch a seed grow into food. They can learn about the life ...
School gardens can help teach healthy eating habits (Family Living Focus) York Daily Record Overall, by participating in school gardens, children learn where their vegetables come from and gain experience nurturing them to the table.
Chef Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy Catering was at the Catalyst Space in Long Beach, CA teaching a workshop on Healthy Food Systems. Afterwards, he shares ...
Stacey Tamai's insight:
Chef Paul is a good friend of my husband, Roland Tamai of Tamai Farms, who brings children out to the Harbor Area Farmers Markets in Long Beach. Roland, a 3rd generation farmer, speaks with the kids answering their many questions and sends them home with farm fresh produce!
National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants.
Youngsters have fun harvesting, eating their latest crop
Stacey Tamai's insight:
I strongly believe in leading by example! This article is proof! For more information on different varieties of any produce visit your local farmer's market, stop by the information table and ask which farmers are there that day. You'll get more information from the farmer directly and they may even be willing to give you some seeds for you to try and grow yourself!
Kid's garden would make a terrific addition to your collection of children's gardening books and activities: the cards are easy to wipe off, they are colorful and attractive to young children, and they are easy to use.
Teacher training in gardening slated May 10 in Lyford AgriLife Today Research by Texas A&M University, its agencies and partners has shown that school children involved in gardening and using the Junior Master Gardener curriculum improve their...
"The new publication from the Network for a Healthy—California Children’s Power Play! Campaign takes kids on a fun learning adventure from farm to table, engaging them in how fruits and vegetables are grown, in what regions of California, at what seasons and much, much more."
"The new Farm 2 Table Adventure is an incredibly engaging and instructional activity guide for children. Download your copy of it today."
Students learned how to prepare elementary-level lesson plans, how to manage a classroom, and how to interact with children of different ages. They also learned more about the obesity epidemic and the importance of ...
Berkeleyside Berkeley schools' cooking, gardening programs in peril Berkeleyside The benefits of the cooking and gardening programs are countless say teachers and parents. Kids learn to cook and eat healthy food.
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