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


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
Soil Mixes


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