CPF LEARNING GARDENS PROGRAM
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.
CPF LEARNING GARDENS PROGRAM PARTNERS
2014 Learning Garden Conference
Atlanta Public Schools Conference
Friday February 28, 8:30am-3:30pm;
Saturday March 1, 8:30am-Noon
Friday, Jan. 31 – 8:30am-3:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 1 – 8:30am-Noon
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.
Download CPF Learning Gardens Program Curriculum
Explore Learning Garden Resources
Please take the short online survey to share your thoughts and ideas about the lesson you taught.
SIGN UP FOR A LEARNING GARDEN
COMPANY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
CPF LEARNING GARDEN PROGRAM CURRICULUM
All Learning Garden lessons are tied to common core curriculum standards, encourage inquiry-based learning, provide hands-on experiential learning, and guide the teacher towards the next generation science standards.
CPF LEARNING GARDEN PROGRAM RESOURCES
Resources from our Learning Garden Conference
Mobile Cooking Cart activities, recipes and demos
Other Garden Based Learning Resources
Get involved in the conversation! Use the Wiki to communicate with other teachers and the CPF Learning Garden coordinators.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING GARDEN SIGN INFORMATION
Math Garden Sign