Gardens come in so many different shapes and sizes, and the projects you choose to implement with your garden are just as diverse! From design plans and blueprints, to integrated pest management strategies, to planting and harvest calendars- this resource section has all the information you need to maintain and grow your garden.

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Aquaponics Toolkit from Oko Farms

Explore aquaponics! This soil-less growing system is a closed loop environment that creates a symbiotic relationship between plants and fish. Thanks to Oko Farms for sharing this great toolkit!

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Solar One PD Training For Teachers

The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. A key goal of the program is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum, allowing teachers to use solar as a tool for students to learn about renewable energy and sustainability, and […]

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Border Crossers’ Post-Election Resources for Parents and Educators

Border Crossers, an organization that trains educators and parents on addressing issues of race and equity in the classroom, has put together a resource sheet for addressing the 2016 election with students and children. The sheet includes self-care resources, helpful articles, book lists, advice on how to respond to racism and bias in the classroom, […]

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Bench and Table Construction Plans

Looking to build an outdoor classroom? Look no further! Download these plans for simple bench and table construction to create some outdoor seating or an outdoor learning space for your students! These plans are for a 5ft bench and a 4×6 ft. table. Lumber needs: Bench: 1 2x10x10 1 2x6x10 Table: 2 2x4x8 * 12 […]

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Who owns Organic?

The Cornucopia Institute released a very informative chart depicting the increasing consolidation of Organic by Agribusiness companies. You can download the chart to share with your class, family, garden club – it’s thought provoking for all ages.

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Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s STEM curriculum

Teachers can download the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s free new STEM Gowanus Curriculum! The Curriculum Package:  Includes pre, post and field lessons, background text, maps and handouts  Integrates Science, ELA and Social Studies Is aligned with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Is adaptable for grades 5-8 Uses the design process for project-based learning The six […]

Grow to Learn Step-By-Step Registration Guide

Download our step-by-step guide to starting a garden!  We cover each process in detail, from starting your garden committee to registering with Grow to Learn. Each step comes with an associated worksheet to help you plan!

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