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School Gardens:
A Guide to Selected Resources

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Today, the school garden is once again becoming a vehicle for teaching students about the wonder of nature and the diversity of living things.

Uncle Sam playing a fife, leading a group of children carrying farm implements.
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SELECTED TITLES

Bucklin-Sporer, Arden, and Rachel Kathleen Pringle. How to grow a school garden: a complete guide for parents and teachers. Portland, OR, Timber Press, 2010. 223 p.
   Bibliography: p. 215-220.
   LC call number: SB55.B83 2010

Hirschi, Jane S. Ripe for change: garden-based learning in schools. Cambridge, MA, Harvard Educational Press, 2015. 155 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC call number: SB55.H54 2015

Kiefer, Joseph, and Martin Kemple. Digging deeper: integrating youth gardens into schools & communities: a comprehensive guide. Montpelier, VT, Food Works, Common Roots Press, c1998. 141 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC call number: SB457.K47 1998 <SciRR>

Mackey, Bonnie, and Jennifer Mackey Stewart. A librarian’s guide to cultivating an elementary school garden. Columbus, OH, Linworth Pub., c2009. 124 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC call number: SB55.M34 2009

Nuttall, Carolyn, and Janet Millington. Outdoor classrooms: a handbook for school gardens. East Meon, Hampshire, UK, Permanent Publications, 2013. 176 p.
   Uncatalogued; available in Science & Business Reading Room

Waters, Alice, and Daniel Duane. Edible Schoolyard: a universal idea. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, c2008.
79 p.
   LC call number: SB55.W38 2008

Williams, Dilafruz R., and Jonathan D. Brown. Learning gardens and sustainability education: bringing life to schools and schools to life. New York, Routledge, 2012. 227 p.
   Bibliography: p. 209-217.
   LC call number: SB55.W56 2012 LANDOVR

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Jaffe, Roberta, and Gary Appel. The growing classroom: garden-based science. Developed by Life Lab Science Program. South Burlington, VT, National Gardening Association, c2007. 464 p.
   LC call number: SB55.J34 2007 FT MEADE

James, Cathy. The garden classroom: hands-on activities in math, science, literacy, and art. Boston, Roost Books, 2015. 222 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   LC call number: SB457.J36 2015; shelf location: FLS2015 058369

Math in the garden: hands-on activities that bring math to life; for adults with children ages 5-13. Jennifer M. White and others. Burlington, VT, National Gardening Association, c2006. 160 p.
   LC call number: QA135.6.M3738 2006 LANDOVR

HISTORICAL REFERENCES

Greene, M. Louise (Maria Louise). Among school gardens. New York, Charities Publication Committee, 1910. 388 p.
   Bibliography: p. 341-375.
   LC call number: SB55.G7

Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory. “A better crop of boys and girls”: the school gardening movement, 1890-1920. History of education quarterly, v. 48, Feb. 2008: 58-93.
   LC call number: L11.H67 FT MEADE

Lawson, Laura J. The school garden movement. In her City bountiful: a century of community gardening in America. Berkeley, University of California Press, c2005. p. 51-143.
   LC call number: SB457.3.L39 2005 <SciRR>

SELECTED INTERNET RESOURCES

City Sprouts
http://citysprouts.org External Link

Edible Schoolyard Project
http://edibleschoolyard.org/ External Link

Gardenabcs
http://www.gardenabcs.com External Link

Kids Gardening Resources
http://www.kidsgardening.org/ External Link

Library of Congress on School Gardens
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/journey/schoolgardens.html

School Garden Army Manuals (World War I)
http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/c.php?g=95377&p=623697 External Link

Compiled by Joyce Howland, August 2009, Updated June 2016

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