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Fundamentals of Organic Farming and Gardening
An Instructor’s Guide – Revised for 2009

 

Unit overview
Plants can reproduce both sexually and asexually.  Most organic crops are grown from sexually produced seed, though fruit and nursery crop reproduction often involve asexual methods of propagation.

Lesson Text
Lesson Plans

 

Teacher Demonstrations
1. Examples of seeds and structure of a large seed
2. Demonstrate taking a stem cutting of a house plant and cutting a potato
3. Demonstrate layering a shrub

 

Video
The Tasteful Garden Video
Focus Questions

 

Student Experiments and Activities
1. Effect of Light on Germination
2. Effect of Moisture on Germination
3. Effect of Temperature on Germination
4.
Soil Mixes

 

Power Point Presentations
1. Unit presentation
2. Asexual Propagation
3. Asexual Propogation Lab