Getting Started with School Gardens

Download our 51-page guide for creating school gardens as outdoor classrooms.

Getting Started with School Gardens

Getting Started is designed and published by the Center for Ecoliteracy in collaboration with Life Lab Science Program, a national leader in garden-based education.

Among the topics in this book:

Nurturing a child's curiosity
Connecting the garden to the classroom
Selecting and preparing a garden site
Understanding nature's cycles
Identifying the responsibilities of the garden coordinator
Involving the community

The California Department of Education, in collaboration with the Center for Ecoliteracy, has distributed more than 25,000 print copies of Getting Started: A Guide for Creating School Gardens as Outdoor Classrooms.

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