School Garden Resources
There is a wealth of school garden curriculum available today. Many teachers use a mix of curricula to help guide their activities with students. Most curricula can be easily adapted for Hawai‘i.
Resources recommending best practices for starting and maintaining a safe, healthy school garden.
Included on this page are great curriculum resources for Garden Educators and Class Teachers that can enhance nutritional education for your students and program.
Where to get soil amendments, plants, tools, and garden supplies right here on Hawai‘i Island.
Join the movement to connect Hawai‘i’s schools with fresh, locally grown food.
Community partnerships and fundraising ideas for sustaining school garden programs.
Studies, research, and reports that demonstrate the benefits of school learning garden programs.
Healthy soil is the key to successful gardens and farms.
The invasion of Hawai‘i by insects, disease-causing organisms, weeds, and other plant and animal pests is the single-greatest threat to Hawai‘i’s economy and natural environment and to the health and lifestyle of Hawai‘i’s people.
School gardens serve as exciting learning laboratories and are an important component of farm-to-school programs. The produce grown will be eaten and shared with students, their families, and the community. Basic food safety guidelines are important to follow for everyone who works in a school garden with students.
One out of every three bites of food we eat are because of bees. Support our pollinators!
Suggested orchard-crop varieties for school gardens. These varieties are all good for either eating out of hand, or easily cutting for snacks. Develop a plan for care and harvesting before planting orchard trees, and be sure to provide ample space for easy fruit picking!
Worms turn food and plant scraps into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Learn how to harness the power of worms for explosive growth in the garden!