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This set of K – 2nd grade lesson plans provides teachers with sample lesson plans that incorporate food and gardening into Science, Math, Language Arts, Physical Education, and Social Studies over the course of a semester.

Each unit advances students’ understanding of farm to school through planning an edible garden, harvesting and finally eating produce in the classroom. Each lesson plan is paired with appropriate Georgia Performance Standards.

Highlights include:

  • Basic math skills with the use of money when buying vegetables;
  • Understanding weather in relation to crop planning and harvesting;
  • Physical education activities;
  • Strengthening gardening and agriculture vocabulary; and
  • Historical figures in gardening and agriculture such as George Washington Carver, Thomas Jefferson,  Jimmy Carter, and Creek and Cherokee Indians.

Also, several lessons are paired with related children’s books. Note: books need to be loaned through your local library or ordered separately.

Click here for a curriculum for teaching organic growing methods. It is geared toward gardeners and small farmers, but any one can benefit from this material.

Lessons created by Stacie Draper.

UNIT 1: PLAN

UNIT 2: PURCHASE

 UNIT 3: PLANT

 UNIT 4: PRODUCE

 UNIT 5: PREPARE