Garden Business Program
+ Edible Flower Module
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About This Program
This program is designed to be an introductory level for vegetable gardening.
Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or consider yourself a brown thumb, these lessons are designed to be easy to follow for both adult and child and applicable to children at any age level. Whether your child is 2 or 12, you can easily adapt the provided materials to their competency level.
Each lesson is accompanied by a page for the parent that provides objectives, materials you will need, suggestions, and any additional required information to help you guide your child through the lesson. The activity sheets included will help guide your child through the process of understanding where their food comes from and how to start a simple garden.
The suggested plants included in the lessons are easy to grow and don’t generally require large spaces, making this program friendly to a variety of spaces. Whether you have an acre of land or a sunny patio or balcony, the options provided in this program will enable you to grow a few or many food-producing plants with your child to enrich their education and support the values of food sustainability, connection to nature, and organic gardening.
Section 1: Meet Your Vegetables
Topics: benefits to growing your own food, introduction to easy-to-grow vegetables, parts of a vegetable plant, life cycle of a plant, what a vegetable needs to grow
Section 2: Planning Your Garden
Topics: choosing a location, finding your growing season dates, how many plants to feed a family, choosing your seeds, how to read a seed packet, planning your garden layout
Section 3: Getting Started
Topics: tools & materials, calculating soil and lumber quantities, preparing garden beds and containers, how to plant seeds
Section 4: Tending Your Garden
Topics: watering, fertilizing, composting, weeding, trellising, friends of the garden, harvesting
Plus Activity Sheets:
- My Plant Reference Sheet
- Creating A Garden Map
- Planting Log
- My Garden Journal
pepper, bean, tomato, cucumber, carrot, radish, beet, lettuce, arugula, spinach, collards
Plus herbs: basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, dill, sage, cilantro, mint