Gardening is a great way to educate youth and families about where healthy food comes from. Each month, explore a different gardening topic with educational resources and hands on experiences with growing, cooking, and eating healthy produce and creating sustainable gardening systems. The curriculum includes both community-based gardening resources and resources for children and families to start their own garden at home! Get growing today!
Each month provides activities and resources on a different topic area related to community and home gardening. Enjoy exploring things like farmers markets, winter gardening, starting seedlings, picking your own fruits and vegetables, preserving your harvest and more!
||Maintaining Winter Gardens
||Spring into Fresh Fruits & Veggies and Reduce Your Grocery Bills
||Starting Seedlings for Spring
||National Garden Month
||How Does My Garden Grow?
||Planting a Fall Garden & Preserving the Summer Harvest
||End of Summer Garden Party
||Extending Your Garden
||Fall Harvest Celebration
||Holiday Meals & Celebrations
Gardening Facilitator's Guide
Explore the Commit to Health: Foods of the Month & Community and Home Gardening Facilitator's Guide to gain a better understanding of how to implement the curriculum into your out-of-school time programs. The Facilitator's Guide will walk you through each of the materials included in the curriculum and provides best practices for implementation.
Download The Facilitator's Guide
Gardening tip sheets on specific topic areas will be developed throughout the year. Topics include creating community outdoor gardening projects, home-based gardening projects and child-focused activities for indoor gardening.
Posters will be available for each season (summer, fall, winter, spring) throughout the year to help encourage gardening in your community.
Commit to Health: Community and Home Gardening Curriculum