CAPTAIN PLANET’S LEARNING GARDENS PROGRAM PARTNERS
This program provides schools with strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs. Teachers at pilot schools are provided with hands-on training, curriculum aligned to national standards, lesson kits filled with supplies, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped garden cooking cart, and summer garden management intern.
Gardens can provide a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social, studies, math and language arts. Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods, and learning about food origins; engaging in authentic science field investigations; manipulating the environment to understand math in real-life applications; recreating historical activities; and writing across all these disciplines.
“HOW DOES YOUR LEARNING GARDEN GROW? RECIPES FOR SUCCESS.” WORKSHOP — Captain Planet Foundation and Ford Elementary School in Acworth, Georgia hosted their Fall Learning Gardens conference for educators in Atlanta Public, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties at Ford Elementary on October 18 and 19, 2013.
Click here to download resources from this workshop
Click here to download Learning Garden Lessons
Student Pre- and post test
Have your class fill out the pre- and post-test for the Captain Planet’s Learning Gardens Program. You can find them at the beginning of each lesson. Pre-and post test
Please take the short online survey to share your thoughts and ideas about the lesson you taught. Online Survey
This could be your school!
Click here to download Edamame (Soybean) planting and care instructions.
Learning Garden Wiki
Get involved in the conversation! Use the Wiki to communicate with other teachers and the CPF Learning Garden coordinators.