Farm to School Lessons


It's harvest time in school gardens all over the country. If you want to make the most of this exciting season, check out the "Harvest and Celebration" lesson for your grade level.

Next Step Adventure developed the lessons for the Des Moines Public Schools Farm to School program to help teachers use school gardens more effectively. The eighteen lessons on this page align with Iowa and national school standards. We're happy to share them here as part of our efforts to connect children with nature through school gardens.

Maybe the lessons on "Planting" will inspire you to start a school garden, and of course "Maintenance" is always a challenging time for connecting learning with working. We hope you will like the way we've capitalized on the garden's capacity for inspiring wonder in the lives of youngsters. Let us know what you think!

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