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School Gardening in the early 1900s through today: Curriculum Information

Primary source materials and information about gardening within K-12 schools in the early 20th century through today. Now a part of the AgNIC network!

Documents

Articles

Documents are listed in alphabetical order by author.

Anderson, Roland L. May/June 1975. Learning by growing. Teacher. v90 n9: 80-82.

Braun, Joseph A., and others. 1989. Cultivating an integrated curriculum: The school garden. Social Studies and the Young Learner Vol.1  no. 3: 19-22

Byers, Richard. Sept. 1990. Topics: From myths to objectives. British Journal of Special Education v17 n3: 109-12.

Eames-Sheavly, Marcia. Winter 1998. Making interdisciplinary connections to your school gardening program. Education in blossom: The school garden-community partnership. Taproot v11 n2: 3-8.

Monk, S. K. 1995. Integrated curriculum in a tiny Texas garden. Dimensions of Early Childhood 23(4):8-9.

Nelson, C.J. 1988. Harvesting a curriculum. Science and Children 25(7):22-24.

Paye, Gabriell DeBear, Elysa J. Hammond, and Joy E. Runyon. 2000. Cultural uses of plants: a guide to learning about ethnobotany. Bronx, N.Y.: New York Botanical Garden Press.

Books and Chapters

Agee, Janice Lowen. 2002. A child's garden of standards : linking school gardens to California education standards, grades two through six. Sacramento : California Dept. of Education.

Appel, Gary, and others. 1982. The growing classroom: A garden-based science and nutrition curriculum for 2nd through 6th grades. Book 1: Becoming a farmer, 102 pages.

Appel, Gary, and others. 1982. The growing classroom: A garden-based science and nutrition curriculum for 2nd through 6th grades. Book 2: Science. 195 pages.

Appel, Gary, and others. 1982. The growing classroom: A garden-based science and nutrition curriculum for 2nd through 6th grades. Book 3: Nutrition. 160 pages.

Bundschu-Mooney, Elizabeth. 2003. School garden investigation: Environmental awareness and education. Report: ED480981. 42 pages.

Daehler, Kirsten R. 1994. Teacher Action Research. Learning with Life Lab: Reports from the Field 1993-1994. ED382470. 142 pages. 

Fleener, Ann Whitney. 2008. The Effects of the Literature in the Garden Curriculum on Life Skills of Children. M.S. Thesis - Auburn University.

Gasior, Albert G. 1975. Agriculture for little people. ED110748. 79 pages.

Liddle, Gordon P. and others. 1966. Improving the education of the disadvantaged in an elementary setting. In Education improvement for the disadvantaged in an elementary setting, by Gordon P. Liddle, Robert E. Rockwell [and] Evelyn Sacadat. Springfield, Ill., C. C. Thomas [1967]. Call number: LC4091 .L5 

Mackey, Bonnie, and Jennifer Mackey Stewart. A Librarian's Guide to Cultivating an Elementary School Garden. Columbus, Ohio: Linworth Pub, 2009.

Miller, Peggy L. 1970. School gardens and farms--aspects of outdoor education. (12): Report: ED045249. 28 pages.

Potter, Jana. 1994. Teaching in the whole garden.  ED376975. 69 pages.

Pranis, Eve, and Jack Hale. 1991. GrowLab. A complete guide to gardening in the classroom, Report: ED366512. 128pp. [Abstract only]

Sheffield, B.K. 1992. The affective and cognitive effects of an interdisciplinary gardenbased curriculum on underachieving elementary students. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Smith, Leanna Lynn. 2003. The integration of a formal garden curriculum into Louisiana public elementary schools. Thesis (M.S.)--Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. 104 pages.

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