Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers

Fall 2020 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. Our goal is to have all of our lessons available in Spanish and English as the garden season progresses.

Teachers and parents – our Program Director, Lindsey, would LOVE to hear from you if you’re able to put these resources to use. Please send me an email and let me know how they worked for you! lindsey@gardentotable.org

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 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 touching garden and irrigation equipment.
  • Produce from these gardens is being donated to local food banks for families in need.  Please only harvest if in coordination with Garden to Table staff.
  • Many plants start looking a little beat up in this late part of the growing season.  Other than vandalism, there’s a good chance that what you see is just a normal part of the late-season process.
  • 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 info@gardentotable.org. For irrigation emergencies, please call us at 303-564-0133.