Our publications are developed as stand-alone curriculum guides. Although target ages are indicated for each publication, all of these materials are all adaptable for both younger and older audiences. They are useful in school curricula, after-school programs, home schooling, as well as community and youth gardening programs.
The Appealing Apple – Find out the amazing history and lore of apples, while going on the apple’s incredible journey through time. Hands-on activities include making apple doll puppets, exploring apples in literature and playing historic games. Learn how apple trees grow, flower, and produce their fruit. Try out apple taste tests, making cider, and some unusual recipes using apples. (Ages 9-12)
The Humble Potato: Underground Gold - Come and explore the world of potatoes through the eyes of three imaginary children: one in South America in the year 1300, another in Ireland during the potato famine, and one in present-day Long Island. Through entertaining stories and hands-on activities, children will learn all there is to know about potatoes! (Ages 9-12)
The Three Sisters: Exploring an Iroquois Garden – This award-winning publication explores the food, customs and stories that evolved from the traditional companion planting of corn, beans, and squash– the Three Sisters. Legends, a call for biodiversity, uses of the Three Sisters, and planting facts are all included. Please also visit our Three Sisters Site for the web-based project!
The Great American Peanut – Education and entertainment are integrated with history in this publication on peanuts. It’s designed to encourage students to use their imagination while learning about peanuts and the farmers who grow them.
Rice: Grain of the Ancients – Through an imaginary pen-pal and hands- on activities, children learn about rice. They’ll learn how to grow it and about its related nutrition, science, and culture. (Ages 8-12) Sowing the Seeds of Success – This booklet details the organizational steps needed to initiate a successful community gardening project with kids. Key chapters highlight how to define roles and responsibilities, form and manage partnerships, create an identity, raise funds, and more!
Radishes to Riches: A Produce Marketing Project for Youth - This workbook helps youth and adults plan what to grow and how to market their crops. It provides a hands-on experience of producing the crop and carrying out a marketing plan to sell that crop for a profit.
Garden in the City – Designed for youth and adults who have had little experience with gardening and limited space. Information covers starting seeds, planning the garden, cleaning the site, breaking ground, planting, weeding, thinning, and harvesting. It also lists the supplies and tools you’ll need, and suggests related group activities.
Vegetable Fare: Displaying Vegetables at Their Best – This guide covers proper harvest and storage with emphasis on exhibiting produce at fairs. It highlights both general principles and provides specifics on more than 35 crops.