Halton Environmental Network

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Providing Climate Change Education and Resources in the Community of Halton since 2004
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HEN School Workshops

Are you an educator or school administrator in the Halton Region? HEN provides climate change and environmental workshops for Grades K-12, including hands-on activities and valuable resources for teachers and children!

Garden Website Resources for Educators


Canada

Green Thumbs Growing Kids
https://www.greenthumbsto.org/resources
An amazing Toronto organization that has been running school food gardens for 25 years! You do have to sign up to get the curriculum-linked resources.

Sustain Ontario
https://sustainontario.com/greenhouse/resource-database/?_sft_initiatives=food-literacy
https://sustainontario.com/greenhouse/resource-database/?_sft_initiatives=children-youth
Sustain Ontario has a lot of food and garden resources under their Food Literacy and their Children and Youth initiatives

FoodShare Toronto
https://foodshare.net/program/educator/
Variety of lesson plans, many with a strong social justice lens.

Farm to School BC
https://farmtoschoolbc.ca/school-gardens/category=Garden%20Education%20-%20Lessons%20%26%20Activities

Seeds of Diversity
https://seeds.ca/schoolfoodgardens/resources-for-educators/

United States

Shelburne Farms
https://shelburnefarms.org/educators/resources/cultivating-joy-and-wonder-educating-sustainability-early-childhood-through
Wonderful lesson plans, especially for the younger grades. Need to sign up to get the PDF. More resources from Shelburne Farms here:
https://shelburnefarms.org/educators/resources

The Edible Schoolyard Project
https://edibleschoolyard.org/resource-search
A well-known school garden program based in California. Searchable lesson database.

Wisconsin School Garden Network
https://wischoolgardens.org/search-our-library/

Life Lab
https://www.lifelab.org/school-garden-resources-all?

General Gardening Resources

You Grow Girl
https://www.yougrowgirl.com/resources/ 
general garden info (not lesson plans) - good grow guides for different plants
https://www.yougrowgirl.com/the-lazy-gardeners-seed-starting-chart/ 
seed starting chart (helps plan when to start seedlings)

Seeds of Diversity
https://seeds.ca/schoolfoodgardens/how-to-guides/