Food & Nutrition Services
255 West Stanley Avenue, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93001-1348
School Gardens: Schools gardens provide the opportunity for children to learn about nutrition, the growing seasons, and the environment. The Healthy Schools Project provides for the creation and operation of school gardens at each school site as collaborative effort and links the school cafeteria , gardens and classrooms with district staff, parents and others, such as UCCE Master Gardeners.
Life Lab Science Program
California School Garden Network
Ventura County Master Gardeners
Village Garden Web
California Department of Education
Western Growers - Fruits, Veggies and Nuts
Nutrition in the Garden
Gardening Ideas: Teachers, Kids, Parents
Welcome to Kids Gardening!
Garden Resources, Gardening for Families, Teacher's Garden and Shopping, and more.
California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Lesson plans by grade level, Kids Corner (games).
Junior Master Gardener
Lots of links for school gardens, teachers resources, kid contests, Kid Zone (games), and lots more!
Gardening for Kids Theme Page
Resource and cirriculum links for students and teachers.
Elementary School Gardens
University of California Cooperative Extension
University of California, Davis
The current catalog of publications available from the Agriculture & Natural Resources Department includes several listings on the "how-to's" of a school garden, and freebies! Call (800) 994-8849 for a catalog, or see:
Integrated Horticulture into School Gardens
Lesson Plan ideas, history of school gardens timeline, and more.
The Adventures of Vermi the Worm - an Interactive website
Experience the world of Vermicomposting with Vermi the worm and his friends; recycling, reducing, reusing.
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