Curriculum & Resources

 

Urban Harvest Garden Educators use a wide variety of curriculum resources which can also be added to a school's or classroom's reference library.

Curriculum Garden Resources

Garden Storybooks for Kids

Subjects Taught in the Outdoor Classroom

Top Ten Tips for Gardening with Children 

Seasonal Activities

Warm Weather
    Planting Guide

Seasonal Recipes

Cool Weather Planting Guide

 

RESOURCES

American Heart Association Garden Grants

Annie's Homegrown

Audubon Adventures

Bird Watch (Cornell University)

Captain Planet Foundation Grants

Cornell University Vegetable Growing Guides

Cultivated Classroom

Edible Schoolyard Project

E equals MCq.com

Environmental Educators Exchange

Environmental Institute of Houston

Farm to School

Four-Week Permaculture Gardening Curriculum

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation  School Orchard Grants

Garden Mosiacs American Community Gardens Association

Great Explorations in Math & Science (G.E.M.S.)

Home Gardening Guide for Your Family

Journey North Online Computer Programs

Junior Master Gardener

Lexicon of Sustainability

Life Lab

Monarch Watch

National Agriculture in the Classroom

National Gardening Association Kids Gardening Grants

National Wildlife Federation

Project Learning Tree

Project WILD A Texas Parks & Wildlife Program

Recipe for Success

Salad Bars 2 Schools Salad Bar Grants

Seed Money Crowdfunding grants

Slow Foods

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

The Lunch Box Salad Bar Grants

USDA Food & Nutrition Service

Whole Kids Foundation $2000 Garden Grants

 

IN THE MEDIA

Outdoor Classrooms Sow Seeds of Education

Alice Waters' PBS clip on Edible Education

 


FEATURED SCHOOL GARDENS
UHI Teaching Garden at Gregory-Lincoln Educ. Center

Volunteer times for the Urban Harvest Teaching Garden

September:

Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00am at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center 1101 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019

This is a great volunteer activity for parents and their school-age children, teens looking for community service hours & neighbors who want to improve their "hands on" gardening skill! Activities include cultivating, planting & harvesting. Individual volunteers are welcome to show up during hours listed. 

Please wear closed toe shoes, long pants, hat and bring a reusable water bottle. 

To volunteer with groups of five or more, please email our volunteer coordinator or call 713.880.5540. 

See tips in how to Rescue Your Garden From Water Logged Soils.