Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers

Garden Lesson Videos and Activities

A new project for a new time! We have created videos of Garden to Table lessons, presented by seasoned educators, for viewing at home or in the classroom. Each lesson comes with suggestions for activities to be done at home, in a garden, or in a yard or neighborhood.

Lessons for spring gardens
  • 1st Grade – Planting Lettuce – Parents and Offspring
lessons for late summer gardens
Lessons for any time of year

Additional Garden to Table Lesson Materials

These home-friendly lesson plans are a sample of our standards-based, experiential curriculum.

Growing You! Book recommendations & literacy activities from Language Arts teacher Jessica Schmitt

  • Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens is a playful book about how Hare, a clever rabbit, tricks a lazy bear into giving up half of the vegetable harvest–and it’s always the best half! How does he do it?!

There are many other school garden support organizations around the country that have been sharing resources as well. To avoid reinventing the wheel, we’re sharing some of our favorites here:

Please visit your Garden to Table garden after school hours to explore and learn! Students are encouraged to bring materials for drawing, journaling, or completing worksheets provided on our website. If you do visit a garden please help us to keep each other safe:

  • Be mindful of social distancing and avoid visiting when others present.  All municipal and BVSD regulations must be followed.  Please practice social distancing and wear a mask when others are present.
  • Help keep our staff and volunteers safe by not handling garden and irrigation equipment.
  • Produce from these gardens is used by schools, sent home with students, or donated to local food banks for families in need.  Please only harvest if in coordination with Garden to Table staff.
  • We grow cover crop in our gardens over the winter to improve soil health. What may look like weeds right now is actually feeding the garden!
  • School buildings are not open and maybe not be accessed for restrooms or any other purpose.
  • Concerns or questions about the garden?  Please email us at For irrigation emergencies, please call us at 303-564-0133.