School garden teaching tips & tools to help with lesson guides, establishing gardens and many more resources.
Young Dark Emu, by Bruce Pascoe – a great resource for teachers, students and people of all ages! Published in 2019 – a must read and key tool for all school garden (history, social science, …..) programs.
Australian Organic Schools Resources (view here) are designed to support schools to incorporate organic food gardens and student learning outcomes into their school curriculum. The curriculum material consists of 32 lessons within 10 topics. Each topic contains student worksheets, assessments and extensive teacher background information. Lessons are aligned with the Australian Curriculum, complement school subject areas and include ideas and resources for running hands-on activities outdoors and in the classroom. The curriculum resources have been developed for primary schools; however some lessons are suitable to adapt to preschool and lower secondary school levels.
*NSW Department of Education Kitchen Garden Resource (view here)
This site has resources & stories for teachers & students on setting up, maintaining and developing your gardens.
Eco Friendly Food School Resources (view here)
A series of lesson plans and activities aimed at teachers of students in years 2-5. The lesson plans are designed to teach students the relationship between food choices and environmental sustainability through the concepts of food miles and seasonality. This site also has case studies on schools in Queensland to highlight how the principles can be applied in school gardens.
Nursery & Garden Industry Australia – Kidsgrow Resources (view here)
This site has in depth information for teachers looking to begin setting up gardens in schools or how to incorporate the garden as a cross curriculum learning tool.
Sustainable Gardening Australia (view here)
A series of 16 short films that will show you and your students lots of handy tips for setting up and maintaining gardens.