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Inquiry Learning in the Garden

What makes a seed a seed? Do all plants need the same things? Can plants grow in the dark? Questions like this naturally sprout in a classroom garden. Nowhere is an inquiry-based learning approach more appropriate than when working with nature, plants and composting.

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Garden Your Mind

Garden Your Mind There is a saying, “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds”. We can tend our minds, just as we tend our gardens, but instead of growing carrots or tomatoes, we grow our brains (or the synaptic...

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Scissor Salsa

Scissor Salsa Chunky fresh salsa that your students can prepare themselves? Yes, please! Check out this simple Scissor Salsa activity that guides you through the recipe of fresh garden salsa with simple tools and safety scissors! Why not try a tomato taste test with...

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Resources for Garden-based Learning

Resources for Garden-based Learning In celebration of back to school, we rounded up our favourite online and print teacher resources for integrating garden-based and food learning into your classroom. We love these resources and the organizations who produce them. If...

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Kids Books in the Garden

Our Favourite Kids' Garden Books Check out our favourites on the Little Green Thumbs book shelf! Using children’s literature to connect kids to gardening, agriculture, good food and the natural world is a compelling and rewarding strategy. We’ve compiled some of our...

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Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Make Your Own Salad Dressing Got two minutes before dinner? Why not make your own salad dressing! It’s simple and easy enough for your small children to make.. and it’s an opportunity to be scientists and chefs. If you’ve got a bit more time try these simple...

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