Our Lesson Pathway is a curriculum framework that allows educators to plan a sequenced outdoor education program by selecting lessons that are nested into a larger structure. It is arranged by themes (Basics, Soil, Plants, Creatures, Ecology, Materials, and Food) that can be organized into an academic schedule, building the key concepts of each theme over a K-5 experience.
How to Grow a School Garden
In this groundbreaking resource, two school garden pioneers offer parents, teachers, and school administrators everything they need to know to build school gardens and to develop the programs that support them.
Grants for School Gardens
Every school garden needs a little money to help it grow. Check out our list of gardening grants, and see if your school is eligible.
Tour School Gardens in SF
By popular request, we put together this self-guided tour of school gardens in San Francisco. These outdoor classrooms are all visible from the street and give a great overview of the different types of school gardens that are possible.
Look here for links to seed companies; sources of mulch, soil, planting, and gardening materials; Bay Area nurseries; pest control; and more.
School Garden Organizations
Looking for inspiration for starting or maintaining your own school garden? Start by checking out these organizations that support and promote school gardens.
San Francisco Unified School District is growing greener by the day, but starting a green schoolyard project can be daunting. From an overview of the Prop. A bond to master planning to green schoolyard guidelines, here’s everything San Francisco public schools need to know about greening.