Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom
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This is the first step in the edible schoolyard program.
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My Pinterest and Twitter pages are another way to learn more about both the garden classroom and kitchen classroom.

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I have created a Pinterest board called Edible Schoolyard which has a collection of articles on both the kitchen and garden classroom.  My Pinterest board can be used to learn about both the kitchen classroom and garden classroom.  The following is the link to my Pinterest board: http://www.pinterest.com/jenniferransom3/edible-schoolyard/

  

I have also tweeted out the articles on both the kitchen classroom and garden classroom and I have also re-tweeted some of Edible Schoolyard’s tweets about the program.  You can view these tweets by visiting my twitter page https://twitter.com/jen_ransom ;

 

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Explore the Network | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Explore the Network | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
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"Explore the Network" section of the Edible Schoolyard site is a great tool to use if you would like to learn more about the different programs that are working.  Also it is a good chance to see the programs that are close to you.

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The Edible Schoolyard Academy | The Edible Schoolyard Project

The Edible Schoolyard Academy | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
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What does it take to be a Garden Coordinaotr? This article written by Kyle Cornforth describes a "4 1/2 day professional development and training program, designed for edible educators who are looking to learn how to weave all of these skill (as a garden coordinator) sets into their daily work to make their programs more dynamic, more proficient, and more efficient."   

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Edible Schoolyard

Edible Schoolyard | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
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This article provides pictures into the greenhouse garden that was created by WORKac and Edible Schoolyard NYC. Great example of how to design the garden inside a greenhouse.

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Edible Schoolyard Garden Jobs | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Edible Schoolyard Garden Jobs | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
In the Garden Program at the Edible Schoolyard, we emphasize four main skills as the foundation for maintaining a healthy garden but incorporate jobs into every garden class that appeal to the diverse interests and energy levels of our students.
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This article provides insight into what type of jobs children can partake in during the garden classroom time.

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Garden 101: Potting Soil Mixes for Bulk and Small-Scale Garden Use | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Garden 101: Potting Soil Mixes for Bulk and Small-Scale Garden Use | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
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This article provides instructions when starting to plant seeds in the garden.

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Volunteer Handbook | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Volunteer Handbook | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
The mission of the Edible Schoolyard Project is to build and share an edible education curriculum for kindergarten through high school. Our vision is for gardens and kitchens to become interactive classrooms for academic subjects, and for every student to have a free, nutritious, organic lunch. If this program is integrated into schools, the curriculum could transform the health and values of every child in America.
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In the article there is an attachment (there is two attachments but they are both the same handbook) of a volunteer handbook that pertains to volunteers at The Edible Schoolyard Berkeley.  This volunteer handbook can be used as a source of inspiration for the supervision of the garden classroom volunteers at your school.

 

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Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom and Kitchen Classroom

Connecting the Garden Classroom with the Kitchen Classroom.

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Another part of the Edible Schoolyard is the kitchen classroom. I have created a Scoop.it page, the link is provided below, where you can learn more about the kitchen classroom and observe how the kitchen and garden classroom go hand in hand.  

 

Edible Schoolyard: Kitchen Classroom: http://www.scoop.it/t/edible-schoolyard-kitchen-classroom

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Integrating Programs to Make the Most Impact | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Integrating Programs to Make the Most Impact | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
At Collective Roots, we seek to promote food justice by engaging youth and communities in garden-based learning and nutrition education to positively impact health.
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This article written by Molly Burke is an example of a garden program that is teaching children and the community about nutrition and the impact the programs have on the community and children. 

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Edible Schoolyard / Work AC

Edible Schoolyard / Work AC | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
Work AC, in collaboration with Edible Schoolyard NY and the Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Foundation, is designing a new schoolyard for PS216 that will
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Mobile Greenhouse - great idea for the winter months so that children can continue planting.

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Sample Garden Tasks | The Edible Schoolyard Project

Sample Garden Tasks | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
This document serves as a sample of a day's tasks for garden work. It is sometimes useful to type an explanatory list of all of the tasks that should be accomplished in class. Distributing this description can provide clear instructions without requiring the student coordinator to be present.
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Here is an example of how you can group children to work on specific tasks in the garden. 

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A Typical Edible Schoolyard Garden Class | The Edible Schoolyard Project

A Typical Edible Schoolyard Garden Class | The Edible Schoolyard Project | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
A typical garden class at the Edible Schoolyard is 86 minutes (1 hour and 26 minutes) and is divided into three main parts: Opening Circle, In the Field (work time), and Closing Circle.
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Here is an example of how to structure a garden classroom - this is a template you can use when developing your garden classroom. 

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School Grown - FoodShare Toronto

School Grown - FoodShare Toronto | Edible Schoolyard: Garden Classroom | Scoop.it
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"FoodShare’s School Grown is a schoolyard farming project that employs students in running urban market gardens. This innovative project is a part of FoodShare’s Field to Table Schools program, leading a movement of change in the way children and youth eat, grow and learn."

 

This is an example of a garden classroom that you can use to help you create your garden classroom.  

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Edible Schoolyard Garden Program Overview

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This video provides an overview of the Edible Schoolyard Garden Program which I am using as a resource to demonstrate how to start and develop a garden program in schools.

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